13 Jan 2021
New Editorial Advisory Board to continue success of the Torture Journal

IRCT is pleased to announce the new Editorial Advisory Board with two new members, Alice Edwards and Daniel Weishut.

The Board brings together leading professionals from across the sector to build on the clinical and academic reputation of the journal.

New Editorial Advisory Board to continue success of the Torture Journal

The two new members are:

Alice Edwards is Head of the Secretariat of the inter-governmental Convention against Torture Initiative, since 2016, where she provides advice to governments and is the primary facilitator of the CTI’s year-round programme of diplomatic and capacity building activities. From 2010-15, Alice was Chief of Section - Protection Policy and Legal Advice at the UN Refugee Agency in Geneva, having previously served in UN field assignments in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Morocco and Rwanda. She has worked in the NGO sector, has held appointments in law at Oxford and Nottingham universities in the UK, and has taught at other universities around the world. She is currently on faculty for the Oxford Masters in Human Rights Law. “I’m so pleased to join the Editorial Advisory Board of the Torture Journal, the pre-eminent publication showcasing cutting edge scientific and policy research on ways to prevent torture and advance victim care and rehabilitation. I look forward to sharing my legal and policy expertise to help the Journal reach an even more diverse range of scholars, practitioners and specialists working in this important field.”

Daniel Weishut is a clinical psychologist (PsyD) with a background in Business Administration (MBA). He has over thirty years of experience with a variety of populations, including survivors of the Holocaust and other traumas. Daniel worked in a range of mental health services, including those of the Israel Defense Forces, and served as professional director of Elah Center for Coping with Loss. Next to his private practice, he teaches at Hadassah Academic College (Israel). He is former chairperson of Amnesty International (Israel). He was on the steering committee of the forensic group of the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel, continues to write forensic reports on torture and do trainings in its documentation, and published among others on sexual torture of Palestinians. He is former chairperson of the Israel Association for Group Facilitation and Therapy, and presently co-editor of MiKBaTZ, the Israel Journal of Group Psychotherapy. "With decades of human rights activism and coming from an interdisciplinary background, I'm delighted to join the Editorial Advisory Board and be part of the vital effort to advance the systematic investigation of torture and its consequences."

The Torture Journal Editorial Advisory Board also consists of the reoccurring members:

  • Sir Malcom Evans
  • Lenin Raghuvanshi
  • Tania Herbert
  • Steven Miles
  • John Schiemann
  • Gavin Oxsburgh
  • Jens Modvig
  • Jim Jaranson
  • Hans Draminsky Petersen
  • Megan Berthold
  • Nora Sveeass
  • José Quiroga

“I’m so pleased to join the Editorial Advisory Board of the Torture Journal, the pre-eminent publication showcasing cutting edge scientific and policy research on ways to prevent torture and advance victim care and rehabilitation. I look forward to sharing my legal and policy expertise to help the Journal reach an even more diverse range of scholars, practitioners and specialists working in this important field.”

-Alice Edwards

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