CELS works to uncover human rights violations that take place within the democratic context. Themes such as discrimination, institutional violence, access to justice, prison conditions, access to information, the freedom of expression, rights of immigrants and refugees, as well as economic, social, and cultural rights compose the ambit of CELS` action.
The Department of Health has overall responsibility of looking after Tibetan victims of torture who have endured severe forms of traumatization and organized violence following political upheavals in Tibet as a result of the conflict between the Tibetan people and the occupying Chinese.
Assistance is offered to physically and psychologically tortured persons and persons who have been imprisoned for a long time and relatives of torture victims and missing persons (in Spanish).
The Centre for the Care of Survivors of Torture (CCST), established in 2001, is dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of survivors of torture. The Centre provides a comprehensive range of specialist services, (Client Services) such as medical assessments, counseling and complimentary therapies. Medico-legal reports can be prepared for clients as part of the asylum determination process.
RCF is a pre-rehabilitation- and treatment centre operating within the statutory framework concerning the employment legislation for refugees with psycho-social problems and difficulties with integration into the Danish system, such as the repercussions of torture, war and escape (in Danish).
Centre for the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and their Relatives (CPTRT)
Services are offered to torture survivors, and are also offered to family members of torture survivors, of individuals who have been politically assassinated, of disappeared persons, and of people who have been extrajudicially executed by the police. The organisation is based in Honduras (only in Spanish)
AVRE is a non-government organization. It was founded in 1992 on the initiative of a group of psychiatrists of the National University of Colombia. Its mission is to facilitate an integral recovery of persons and communities that have been victims of socio-political violence.
The primary objectives of CODEPU are to promote and protect human rights through treatment, support, defence, reporting, training, and investigation; and to cooperate in the consolidation of democracy and the effective promotion of the rights of individuals and communities.
To help survivors of torture begin to rebuild their lives. Sharing expertise with partner organisations in the UK and internationally, Freedom from Torture operates as a centre of learning and knowledge in the care, treatment and protection of torture survivors.