25 Years Rebuilding Lives: United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture

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United Nations, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2006 - Political Science - 189 pages
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Rebuilding Lives, presented in commemoration of 25 years of funding assistance to torture victims, presents the experiences of torture survivors and the efforts of those who work to rehabilitate them. It focuses on the work of the Fund and the efforts of the non-governmental organizations it has supported over the past twenty-five years to assist and rehabilitate victims of torture. The book includes five illustrated articles on current victim support projects in Australia , Bosnia and Herzegovina , Chile , Pakistan and Rwanda , contributed by local journalists of those countries. The book also examines the legal and medical definitions of torture, how and why it happens, the impact it has on victims, what makes torture different from other human rights violations, as well as ways in which it can be effectively treated and combated

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