Who We Work With

Those Affected

We work directly with people affected who have suffered state violence, torture, and mistreatment of their families and communities. Read their testimonies here: Testimonies

The Coalition Against Torture

ITEI, with the help of the Bolivian office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, lead the creation of the Coalition Against Torture. The members of the coalition are:
  1. Instituto de Terapia e Investigación sobre las Secuelas de la Tortura y la Violencia de Estado (ITEI)
  2. The Permanent Assembly of Human Rights, Bolivia (APDHB)
  3. The Community of Human Rights
  4. Bolivian Chapter on Human Rights, Democracy and Development
  5. Catholic Pastoral Penitentiary of Bolivia
  6. Bolivian Society of Forensic Science
  7. CDC: Programme for Legal Advice, Assistance, Conciliation and Awareness of Citizen´s Rights
  8. Pastoral Social Cáritas Bolivia
  9. The Permanent Assembly of Human Rights, La Paz
The aim of the Coalition is to promote and implement joint actions to comply with national norms and international instruments of prevention, investigation and the sanction of incidents of torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment. 

IRCT

International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims. The IRCT is a global coalition of various organisations which works to support the rehabilitation of torture victims and the prevention of torture at a worldwide level. 150 independent organisations from 70 countries are members of IRCT. The work of IRCT is lead by these organisations. Today, IRCT is the largest civil organisation working in the field of torture prevention and rehabilitation.  http://www.irct.org/
ITEI is a member of the IRCT Council, which grants us access to international support and expertise.

OMCT

Created in 1985, the Global Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) is today the main international coalition of NGOs that fight against torture, summary executions, forced disappearances and any other cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment. With 311 organisations distributed across the world, associated with the SOS-Torture Network, and with thousands of correspondents in every country, the OMCT is the world’s most important active network of NGOs in the field of Human Rights protection and promotion. http://www.omct.org
ITEI is a member of the OMCT coalition. We have been invited to participate in various events and have collaborated in providing legal support to persons affected by torture.

APT

The Association for the Prevention of Torture was founded in 1977 by Swiss banker and Lawyer Jean-Jacques Gautier. Its work is based upon the idea that torture and other forms of maltreatment take place behind closed doors, outside the view of the public. For this reason the APT promotes transparency in all detention centres. http://www.apt.ch/
ITEI has assisted in various events organised by the APT regarding the Optional Protocol against Torture. We supported the APT in organising the visit of a delegation of the Sub-Committee against Torture and the APT to Bolivia. We share with the APT information about the development of the National Prevention Mechanism in Bolivia.

The Coalition Against Torture

ITEI, with the help of the Bolivian office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, lead the creation of the Coalition Against Torture. The members of the coalition are: Instituto de Terapia e Investigación sobre las Secuelas de la Tortura y la Violencia de Estado (ITEI) The Permanent Assembly of Human Rights, Bolivia (APDHB) The …

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Latin American and Caribbean Network of Institutions against Torture, Impunity, and other Violations of Human Rights

The Latin American and Caribbean Network is an organisation aiming to attend, from a health standpoint, the key problems of those persons affected by torture, impunity and other violations of Human Rights, as well as the psychological consequences of these practices. At the same time, it undertakes preventative and investigative work in this area.     …

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