Project Description

International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims

The IRCT is a health-based umbrella organisation that supports the rehabilitation of torture victims and the prevention of torture worldwide. Our membership consists of more than 140 independent organisations in over 70 countries. It is currently the largest membership-based civil society organisation to work in the field of torture rehabilitation and prevention.

The IRCT’s work in the field of Migration and Asylum consists in making sure that vulnerable asylum seekers such as victims of torture are identified as early as possible in the procedure; and that their access to holistic rehabilitation is improved. The IRCT has been working with all relevant stakeholders to include the issue of early identification and rehabilitation in all the resent legislative or regulatory developments taking place at the EU level. The IRCT has been particularly active in the process leading to the adoption of the recast Asylum Procedure and Reception Conditions Directives.