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Fighting against torture and other forms of ill-treatment in Turkey, Israel, and Palestine (December 2017 – December 2019)

Fighting against torture and other forms of ill-treatment in Turkey, Israel, and Palestine: Rehabilitation of torture survivors, promoting accountability, and prevention activities

The overall objective of this project is to contribute to the eradication of torture and other forms of ill-treatment in Turkey, Israel, and Palestine (hereafter ‘the region’), through a holistic approach to fight against torture.

 

The three specific objectives are as follows:

1. Enable torture survivors to achieve a state of complete physical, psychological, and social well-being.

2. Fight impunity and contribute to ensuring accountability over torture.

3. Establish and/or improve preventive measures against torture in line with international standards.

 

Estimated Results:

1. Increased number of torture survivors receiving effective medical, psychological and social rehabilitation and legal remedy

2. Improved diagnoses and rehabilitation from torture by means of training and ongoing and new scientific research

3. Increased investigations or cases of perpetrators brought to court and sentenced

4. More effective reporting of torture through the promotion of compliance with the Istanbul Protocol (IP) through a rising number of health and legal professionals with sufficient information on and awareness of torture, with such knowledge to be supplemented by institutionalization in Israeli institutions

5. Enhanced number of legal reforms to be adopted and more effective implementation of UNCAT, OPCAT and other relevant international/regional norms and standards.

6. Growth of HRFT’s role as a capacity-builder and knowledge hub in making more systematic use of volunteers and partners to fight against torture

7. Strengthened early identification of torture survivors among asylum-seekers

8. Facilitation of protection and safety of individuals working in the field and their organisations.

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