News 28 Aug 2017
IRCT partners with the Dutch Government in the global fight against torture

IRCT is delighted to have been selected by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands to carry out the Project “Strengthening the value added by rehabilitation data to the prevention, punishment and reparation of torture”. 

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After a highly competitive process, the IRCT is delighted to have been selected by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands to carry out the Project “Strengthening the value added by rehabilitation data to the prevention, punishment and reparation of torture”. 

This Project will support the global fight against torture, which is not only an objective in the programme of the Dutch Human Rights Fund Grant Policy Framework 2017 – 2020 but also cemented in the IRCT Strategic Plan 2015 - 2020. The project will focus on the expansion and development of the IRCT Anti-Torture Database to collect, analyse and use clinical data in the work of rehabilitating victims – data that can then be used to fight impunity and help prevent the recurrence of torture.

The project will be implemented in 15 member centres in five regions and is a fundamental element in the comprehensive strategy of the IRCT to ensure that discussions around torture are based on solid evidence and facts. The IRCT welcomes this significant support of the Dutch State to the global fight against torture.

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The IRCT is a non-governmental organization composed of over 150 centres in more than 70 countries that provide rehabilitation services to an estimated 100.000 torture victims every year. The IRCT is present in The Netherlands through its members Centrum 45 (www.centrum45.nl), De Evenaar (www.ggzdrenthe.nl), Phoenix (www.propersona.nl) and RVA NL (www.reiniervanarkel.nl).

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