The work of the centre focuses on offering practical assistance (medical, psychological, social, and informational) to persons who have previously been subjected to political repression and torture.
The aim is to run an out-patient clinic for torture and war victims in Switzerland. In the medically supervised and managed out-patient clinic, we offer interdisciplinary consultations and treatment to traumatised refugees and their relatives.
The centre offers help to refugees with residence and work permits, as well as asylum seekers who suffer from trauma due to torture and/or war. (web site available in Swedish, English, Arab, Turkish and Persia language)
The objectives of Kris- och Traumacentrum are to assess and treat trauma and torture sequelae among victims residing in the greater Stockholm area, provide documentation for assistance in asylum or other processes through the application of forensic, psychiatric and psychological methods, disseminate knowledge on trauma and torture sequelae among health professionals, the general public, and policy-makers through education, publications, and/or advocacy. (only available in Swedish)
The Centre for Victims of Political Persecution at the Department of Social Pathology at the Chair of Psychiatry, Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University
Our primary objective is to provide victims of political persecution with psychological care and medical support. Additionally, we conduct research based on collected factography, diagnostic materials and treatment results; draw public attention to victims of political persecution; and enhance the knowledge of doctors, psychologists, lawyers, etc.
The objectives of the psychotherapeutic treatment are to provide psychological assistance to victims of political violence and torture, mental health training for people working in the human rights area and who are in direct contact with victims of political violence, psychological assistance to teams that work with victims awareness of the consequences of torture and political violence on mental health and other prevention activities (in Spanish).
Today, 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).