Our mission

Our Mission is to identify, document and rehabilitate from consequences of torture and other forms of human rights abuses.

Identify

We identify the health consequences of torture and other forms of human rights abuses through specialist clinical assessments. Our clinicians are trained in the internationally recognised standards of the Istanbul Protocol. We offer training and support to enable more clinicians to offer such assessments, and to enable others to identify health consequences of human rights abuses in the context of their everyday practice.

Document

We document the health consequences of torture and other forms of human rights abuses in clinical reports produced swiftly after each specialist assessment. Our projects range from offering clinical screening assessments to more in depth medico-legal report assessments. We offer training and support to enable more clinicians to document their clinical findings in relation to human rights abuses by issuing reports in the context of their everyday practice.

Rehabilitate


We support rehabilitation by communicating treatment recommendations to GPs and others involved in the person’s care. We support early appropriate decisions on asylum claims by improving access to clinical evidence. Early asylum decisions can in turn have an important therapeutic impact.