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Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference

The conference is hosted by The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma and the theme, Healing in Exile – Current and Future Challenges will explore the most innovative and successful ways to support people from refugee backgrounds as they recover from trauma and resettle in their new context. It will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 27-29 March 2019.  
Posted: 2017-10-25 More...



Forced Migration and Torture: challenges and solutions in rehabilitation and prevention
Deadline for submissions: 31st December 2017.

There has been increased pressure on public health systems and rehabilitation centers that work with torture survivors and traumatized forced migrants over the last few years, in Europe as well as globally. Massive population displacement over a short time challenges existing services and can threaten holistic rehabilitation treatment.

Posted: 2017-09-28 More...

ISHHR 10th International Conference

Readers may be interested in the International Society for Health and Human Rights 10th International Conference in the city of Novi Sad in Serbia, on the 26th-29th September 2017, “Mental health, mass people displacement and ethnic minorities”. Please see for more details. The Torture Journal particularly welcomes manuscripts arising from the conference presentations.
Posted: 2017-04-07 More...

Launch of Open Journal Systems

From the middle of May, the Torture Journal will be using Open Journal Systems for the submission of manuscripts.
The International Council for Torture Victims are delighted to announce this new development in collaboration with the Royal Danish Library.
Posted: 2017-03-09
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