Video: The Rights of Torture Survivors

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Torture Awareness Month is just about one week away, so to get started early we thought we would share this video by the ECCHR – European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights. It uses interviews with professionals in the anti-torture field to explain the rights of torture survivors and highlight barriers to torture rehabilitation.

Video: The Plight of Torture Victims Worldwide and their Continuous Needs

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“Torture is a man-made disaster,” said Felicitas Treue. “Wherever it takes place it is an emergency situation and a direct attack against the victim, against their family and their community.” At an April public meeting in Geneva, torture rehabilitation centers from all over the world met to discuss the needs of torture survivors. Watch this video by UN Human Rights …

UN Expert Calls for Adoption of Minimum Set of Fundamental Human Rights for those in Detention

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On May 18, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez called for the adoption of the revised Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, proposed for adoption as the “Mandela Rules,” in an open letter to the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The revised Rules would provide detainees with increased protection from torture and …

Asylum Granted: Years of Waiting Over for SURVIVORS Client

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Asylum seekers enter the U.S. legally, seeking safe refuge; however, they are not eligible for health benefits or even the basic necessities, such as food, clothing or shelter while they are awaiting their asylum hearings. Today, we received great news! A client was granted asylum after many years. We are elated here at SURVIVORS 🙂