Pursuing justice often plays a major role in the rehabilitation of a torture survivor and in the fight against impunity. However, the legal process is for most victims an extremely stressful, emotional and unfamiliar experience. Even where legal proceedings take place, court mechanisms and investigating authorities often do not fully take into consideration, or adequately respond to, the particular needs and expectations of torture victims during the judicial process. This lack of care and support not only affects the victim’s important contribution to the legal process but may also ultimately lead to their re-traumatisation.  

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