Organisations and sites

Organisations and sites

World Organisation Against Torture OMCT
This organization represents “the main coalition of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) fighting against torture, summary executions, enforced disappearances, and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.” Here we find quite a solid collection of several topics concerning torture, as assistance, rights and violence against children and women, socio-economic aspects.

Danish Institute Against Torture – DIGNITY
The organisations’s proclaimed objective is to help alleviate the human suffering resulting from torture – both for the individual, the family members and the community. Dignity also aims at preventing torture and seeks to achieve this aim by altering the mechanisms resulting in torture in each country.

Freedom from Torture
The MF was established in 1985 in the United Kingdom, dedicated solely to the treatment of torture survivors. MF works in the UK, but the website provides good links and information concerning lots of aspects of torture.

UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture
Established by General Assembly resolution 36/151 in 1981, this fund receives voluntary contributions (from governments, NGO`s, individuals) which are to distribute to NGO`s providing humanitarian assistance to victims of torture and members of their family.

UNHCHR Committee against torture
The Committee against Torture CAT is the body of 10 independent experts that monitors implementation of the “Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment” by its State Parties.

This human rights organization helps torture survivors to obtain justice and reparation. Initiated by a torture survivor, established in 1992 as a charity organization in the UK. REDRESS works with survivors to help restore their dignity and to make tortures accountable.

Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT)
APT is a non-governmental organization, offering legal advice on criminalizing torture, providing training on visiting places of detention, advocates legislative reform, ratification and implementation of relevant international treaties.

Canadian Center for the Victims of Torture
The CCVT presents on its website a useful collection of definitions, publications and links, publications and links.

The Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International
The TASSC is an organization founded by and for torture survivors. They intend to help survivors with reintegration, focus on support also psychologically.

The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims IRCT
The IRCT is an umbrella organization for more than 140 independent torture rehabilitation organizations, in over 70 countries. They target to offer rehabilitation, counter impunity for perpetrators, raise awareness among people.

An organisation of courageous and committed human rights defenders. Founded in 1999, we provide free legal and investigative support to some of the world’s most vulnerable people: those facing execution, and those victimised by states’ abusive counter-terror policies – rendition, torture, extrajudicial imprisonment and extrajudicial killing.

IRCT – TORTURE journal
Media and Resources/Publications contains several publications. You can access The Torture Journal by clicking on teh far right button that says “Torture Journal”. This publication provides a multidisciplinary forum for the exchange of original research and systematic reviews among professionals concerned with the biomedical, psychological and social interface of torture. In depth material on the effects of torture and with a diffent theme in each issue.

Resources for Torture Survivors, Refugees, Detainees, & Asylum-Seekers
This website (set up by a clinical psychologist) collects over 130 useful links to help torture survivors and asylum seekers to find information on lots of topics import to know (guidelines, networks, legal services etc).

Center for Victims of Torture CVT
Works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture and violent conflict. We provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture.

TORTURE: Asian and Global Perspectives
A bi-monthly magazine on the issue of torture. Torture is often used by authoritarian regimes as a means of maintaining control and suppressing dissent. Our policy is against any form of torture and creates a common platform to everyone in Asia and around the globe, to come forward to speak out against torture.

Preventing torture through investigation and documentation 
Use this website to find information and guidance on the investigation and documentation of torture as a means to combat impunity, ensure reparation for survivors and prevent torture.

African centre for treatment and rehabilitation of torture victims ACTV
ACTV is a registered non-governmental organisation in Uganda. ACTV is accredited by the Ministry of Health to operate a medical referral centre that provides physical and psychological care that supports the process of rehabilitation of victims of torture by security agencies or by rebels in Uganda and neighboring countries.

Survivors International
Survivors International is an organization working with torture survivors and refugees who have come from all over the world to the San Francisco Bay Area. Lots of their programs are targeting locally San Francisco Bay Area.