03 Feb 2019
New Editorial Advisory Board to grow the Torture Journal's impact

The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims is proud to announce seven new Editorial Advisory Board members in its continuing focus on growing the quality, impact and reach of the Torture Journal.

New Editorial Advisory Board to grow the Torture Journal's impact

The new members are varied in their disciplines, global representation and particular areas of expertise which, in light of its interdisciplinary emphasis, reflects the needs of the Torture Journal.

The new members join six continuing members, Hans Petersen, Jens Modvig, Jim Jaranson, José Quiroga, Megan Berthold and Nora Sveaass.

The six new members are:

  • Gavin Oxsburgh is a Professor of Applied Forensic Psychology and has authored multiple publications in prestigious academic journals. 
  • John Schiemann is a Professor of Political Science with a research focus on state sponsored torture, particularly interrogational torture and has authored multiple journal articles and books on the subject.
  • Steven Miles is a Professor of Medicine and Bioethics Emeritus of the University of Minnesota. His work focuses on physician complicity with torture. He has published four books, more than twenty chapters and more than 200 medical articles on medical ethics, human rights, and more.
  • Tania Herbert is a clinical psychologist with diverse clinical and research experience. She is currently Director of Research at Counselling Services Unit (rehabilitation for organised violence and torture) in Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • Lenin Raghuvanshi is a Dalit rights activist from India and is one of the founding members of People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights. His work has been recognised with multiple awards, including the Special Mentions Prize of Human Rights of The French Republic.
  • Bernard Duhaime is a Professor at the Law Department in the Faculty of Law and Political Science at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM, in Canada), and has published extensively on international human rights law issues.
  • Finally, Mariana Castilla is a social and clinical psychologist with a wealth of experience in human rights organisations in Mexico and direct experience working with patients.

At the IRCT, we are united in our shared aim to improve the lives of victims of torture. The Torture Journal is key to achieving this by fostering ideas, knowledge and dialogue among health professionals and researchers alike, across the torture rehabilitation sector. Building on their predecessors’ success, the new Editorial Advisory Board reflects the skillset needed to grow the impact of the Torture Journal over the next two years” says Victor Madrigal-Borloz, Secretary General of the IRCT.

For more information

Launched in 1991, the Torture Journal is an interdisciplinary scientific journal on rehabilitation of torture victims and prevention of torture. The full contents of the latest issue is available free-of-charge here and you can subscribe to the Journal here. Learn more about the Torture Journal here. Please contact Assistant Editor Harry Shepherd at hsh@irct.org for any questions related to the Torture Journal.

“The new Editorial Advisory Board is comprised of global experts in the field - combining academic, practice and activism - whose input will help to grow the quality, reputation and reach of the Torture Journal. They combine experience with new ideas for new challenges.”

Editor in Chief, Dr Pau Pérez Sales

 

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