resources on the web

Please Note: This list is a work in progress. Please let us know if you feel that any of the material below is inaccurate or unclear, or if there are other things you think should be included. We especially welcome updates or corrections from organizations we have listed here.

  • Documentation Centre of the Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims Based in Denmark, this is the world's largest library dedicated specifically to the subjectc of torture, prevention of torture, and the rehabilitation of torture survivors. All services are free, and many are accessible online.
  • El Salvador: Stories of War and Hope This oral history project is collecting testimonies about the war in El Salvador in the 1980s. A number of the moving audio histories collected by journalist Sofía Jarrín-Thomas recount experiences of torture or the witnessing of torture.
  • Human Rights Databank The Human Rights Databank offers an extensive searchable collection of international websites, publications, and organizations related to human rights.
  • A prison guard stands with hands on hips in front of three naked, shackled prisoners, lying on the ground.Human Rights Hotline Information about the United Nations hotline established for NGO's and victims of human rights violations.
  • Human Rights Internet HRI is an internet-based network of over 5,000 human rights organizations around the world. HRI utilizes the latest advances in communications technology to help human rights organizations achieve their goals.
  • Immigration Explorer An interactive map of the United States which enables you to explore where immigrant groups have settled throughout the country, county by county. A variety of other valuable demographic information like this is available from the Social Explorer website.
  • Lifeline for Iraqi Refugees A new resource page for Iraqi refugees in the region, and for their family members or friends in the U.S., has been launched by Human Rights First. It includes links to relevant government agencies as well as non-governmental support organizations. More information on the crisis confronting Iraqi refugees is available on the HRF website.
  • National Center for PTSD The United States Department of Veterans Affairs offers information about post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • New Tactics in Human Rights This innovative project promotes tactical innovation and strategic thinking within the international human rights community and encourages the use and sharing of as wide a range of tactics as possible through its interactive website. New Tactics is a project of the Center for Victims of Torture.
  • PILOTS: Searchable database of published literature on PTSD
    An electronic database of literature on post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Preventing Torture Through Investigation and Documentation Focuses on the role of forensic legal and medical investigation, especially with regard to torture-related legal cases and asylum procedures. A project of the IRCT, the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, REDRESS, Physicians for Human Rights, and the World Medical Association.
  • Resources for Torture Survivors, Refugees & Asylum Seekers Psychologist Ken Pope has assembled a valuable list of organizations (U.S. and international) and other resources for survivors and those who work with them.
  • Responding to Victims of Torture: Clinical Issues, Professional Responsibilities, and Useful Resources by Kenneth S. Pope & Rosa E. Garcia-Peltoniemi from Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol. 22, #4.
  • “Summer Reading” on Countries of Origin The Coordinated Care Program for Political Violence Survivors (see Organizations) offers their staff a provocative list of literature and poetry from and about the countries of origin of  the clients they serve – an idea other treatment centers might want to adopt as well.
  • Torture by Kenneth S. Pope, a chapter from Encyclopedia of Women and Gender edited by Judith Worell and published by Academic Press, October, 2001.
  • World Legal Information Institute A searchable database of literature on torture, international law, refugees, immigration, and human rights.









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