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2021 IRCT Scientific Symposium

Tbilisi, Georgia – Postponed to 2021

Thirty-five years ago, the United Nations adopted the Convention against Torture (CAT), a document which marked the last three decades of advocacy efforts for the torture rehabilitation movement and the wider trauma field. The CAT has aided the movement’s efforts in garnering the holistic redress of torture survivors around the world.

For over thirty years, the movement has prioritised meeting formally and informally in spaces across the globe to share strategies, challenges and fears. Ensuring the prevalence of these opportunities allows the movement to showcase its successes and provides the space to decipher its challenges to ensure that survivors continue to receive the best treatment available.

The Symposium is the largest global initiative showcasing the evidence-based work of torture rehabilitation practitioners, uniting healthcare professionals, international policymakers, donors, torture survivors and caregivers. The Symposium is determined to advance interdisciplinary knowledge-sharing and critical dialogue to continuously work toward a world without torture. Registrations are now open.

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