Latin America

Mass protests in Colombia against the social and economic policies of President Ivan Duque have been met by a brutal response from police. Has that use of force amounted to torture and other ill treatment? IRCT experts concluded live ammunition was being used on and had caused the deaths of individuals.

Mexico’s ongoing 15-year ‘War on Drugs’ has unleashed terrifying police violence. Tens of thousands of Mexican citizens have been tortured with impunity. As well as providing rehabilitation to survivors, IRCT member the Collective Against Torture and Impunity (CCTI) trains independent experts to document torture using the internationally agreed Istanbul Protocol.

Our Members in Latin America:

Argentine Team of Psychosocial Work and Research (EATIP)

Institute of Therapy and Research about Sequelae of Torture and State Violence (ITEI)

Centre for Mental Health and Human Rights (CINTRAS)

Centre of Psychological Assistance Corporation (CAPS)

Foundation for Integral Rehabilitation of Violence (PRIVA)

Associacion Equipo de Estudios Comunitarios y Accion Psycosocial (ECAP)
Human Rights Office of the Archbishop of Guatemala (ODHAG)

Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre for Survivors of Torture and Relatives (CPTRT)

Collective Against Torture and Impunity (CCTI)
Mexican Commission for the Defence and Promotion of Human Rights (CMDPDH)

Centro de Atencion Psycosocial (CAPS)