IRCT is the leading global association on torture rehabilitation with over 160 members in more than 70 countries. The association is governed by its members and aspires to be the global uni ed voice of the torture rehabilitation movement.
The IRCT is uniquely positioned to take the lead in the identification of global standards and evidence-based approaches to rehabilitation, in sharing knowledge on rehabilitation and promoting the sustainability of the movement. Torture is still practiced in more than 100 countries around the world. Torture rehabilitation centres play a key role in ensuring reparation for victims and promoting democracy, co-existence and respect for human rights. Providing reparation to survivors of torture helps reconstruct lives and heal broken societies.
IRCT members focus on holistic rehabilitation of torture victims including access to justice, healing, social support, social reintegration and public awareness. The IRCT uses its health-based knowledge about the impact of torture on victims to promote accountability and prevention. The rehabilitation process allows victims to fully take control of their lives, be self-supporting and contribute to society.