With just six months to go to the Symposium - learn more about co-host CCTI


With just under six months to go until the IRCT Scientific Symposium kicks off on 5 December 2016, it's time to learn a little more about Mexican co-host, Colectivo Contra la Tortura y la Impunidad (CCTI).

CCTI is a member of the IRCT and it will join the organisation in welcoming more than 450 Symposium participants to its city, including the IRCT General Assembly delegates.

Founded in 2004, CCTI is a non-profit civil society organisation. Felicitas Treue is a psychologist and psychotherapist, co-founder of the centre and a member of the IRCT Scientific Symposium Committee. She says, "CCTI is both honoured and excited to be part of the 10th IRCT Scientific Symposium. It is an opportunity to bring together colleagues from across the globe, but also to engage with the general public, academics, researchers and policymakers in Latin America in particular".

CCTI has been working closely with the IRCT on the development of the Symposium programme, the cultural programme and keynote speakers: "We are working hard to ensure as many people as possible in Mexico City will be aware of the event and participate. We are also looking forward to giving participants a chance to see more of Mexico City's cultural richness when they engage in the cultural programme."

Working in prisons, local communities or from their office, CCTI's experienced human rights and health professionals support torture survivors and their families following an integral approach that includes medical, psychological and legal assistance. The centre has an office in Mexico City (Distrito Federal) and one in Acapulco, Guerrero.

There is a specific focus on psychosocial care to communities affected by torture and political violence, documentation, reporting and monitoring cases of torture, medico-psychological expertise to verify facts of torture and mistreatment, providing training for human rights and health professionals, as well as community advocates and carrying out research on torture and its impact.

The Symposium provides a unique platform for CCTI and other rehabilitation centres as well as health and legal professionals to come together to exchange ideas and  experiences. Felicitas Treue is encouraging participants to register early. "Early bird registration is open until 26 June, so if people want to save 100 Euro and secure a place at the event they should sign up soon. We will be very happy to welcome you to Mexico in six months and be part of such a groundbreaking event."

To learn more about CCTI, visit www.contralatortura.org.mx
To secure a place at the IRCT Scientific Symposium, click registration.