Date: 26-27 APRIL 2017
“Torture Victims in the Context of Migration: Identification, redress and rehabilitation”, convened last April by the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The Expert Workshop on “Torture Victims in the Context of Migration: Identification, Redress and Rehabilitation” called for upholding the rights of people on the move. Frontline human rights defenders, working with the financial support of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, highlighted better policy standards and pointed to the techniques and good practices that can support rights-based early identification, redress and rehabilitation for torture survivors in the context of migration. Their wisdom is invaluable and their call must be heeded for a robust demonstration of rights-based compassion in the context of migration.
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