Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights – Torture in police custody in Cambodia
Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), 2003
This briefing paper examines the nature, extent and possible causes of torture in police custody in Cambodia during 2001 and 2002. It is hoped that the information in this paper will be used to raise awareness among government officials and the general public to the situation of torture in police custody; to illustrate the need for the alternative methods of criminal investigation by police officers; and to encourage regular independent monitoring of police stations to reduce the practice of torture.
In October 1999, a team of doctors who worked in ARCT and ACHR, Albania, supported by the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) set up a rehabilitation centre. The Kosova Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims (KRCT) is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organisation placed in Prishtina.
Historically very few measures have been taken to address sexual violence against women committed during armed conflict, it is not true to say that there has always been complete silence about the issue. Belligerents have often capitalized upon the abuse of their women to garner sympathy and support for their side, and to strengthen their resolve against the enemy. Usually, the apparent concern for these women vanishes when the propaganda value of their suffering diminishes, and they are left without any prospect of redress (for historical reference).
Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta BMJ, 2002
This article explores the origin of the current Afghan crisis and describes the impact of a quarter of a century of incessant conflict on Afghan children.
The Centre for Women War Victims is a non-governmental, feminist, anti-militaristic organization founded in 1992 with an aim to empower women, reacting to war violence against women, as well as misogynic and nationalistic politics in Croatia and the countries of former Yugoslavia. By empowering women regardless of their nationality, ethnicity, religious beliefs, status, age and sexual orientation we contribute to improving women`s human rights, and women`s position in society.
The KwaZulu-Natal Programme for Survivors of Violence aims to assist the individuals, families and communities of KwaZulu-Natal through the prevention of all forms of violence and through rendering services which are both healing and empowering.