Final programme and book of abstracts now online 


The final programme and book of abstracts for the IRCT 10th Scientific Symposium are now available online. The programme is available in both English and Spanish and provides a breakdown of the packed line-up of plenaries, concurrent sessions and workshops, as well as the exciting line-up of presenters that will share their insights with the more than 350 participants that will be present in Mexico.

The Symposium begins with an opening event on Sunday 4 December, where an inspirational line-up of speakers will take to the stage. These include IRCT President Suzanne Jabbour, Andrew Standley, Ambassador of the European Union to Mexico, Sebnem Korur Fincanci, President of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey and Débora Benchoam from Inter-American Commission for Human Rights.

The following three days will be a combination of plenaries and concurrent sessions to allow participants time to engage with both the speakers and each other. Over 60 posters will be on display at the venue for the duration of the event and there will be a specific poster session where authors can present them on Tuesday 6 December.

The book of abstracts has also been released and contains information on the more than 100 presentations that will take place. The information is available in both English and Spanish and will give participants the insight they need in order to choose which sessions they would like to attend; as rehabilitation service providers, researchers, clinicians, lawyers, funders and policymakers present case studies and research results from around the world. 

The book is also useful for those who cannot attend the event, but would like to find out more about the diverse research being carried out in the torture rehabilitation sector. For example the abstracts focus on issues such as widespread torture in Syria, the refugee transit camps of southern Europe, the plight of Central American migrants, and a trio on the US detention centre opened in 2006 at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

Both publications are available here.