Learning from the past to face the challenges ahead: Celebrating 30 years of Torture Journal


  • Pau Perez-Sales




Torture, Torture Journal


This Editorial walks us through the 30 years of the Torture Journal in commemoration of its anniversary. Moreover, it introduces the reader to this issue 2021(3).


Ahalt, C., Rothman, A., & Williams, B. A. (2017). Examining the role of healthcare professionals in the use of solitary confinement. BMJ (Online), 359, 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4657

Akhter, N. (1991). RAHAT : An Introduction. Voice against Torture runs a Rehabilitation Centre in Islamabad, Pakistan. Torture Journal, 1(2).

Balfe, M. (2016). Why Did U.S. Healthcare Professionals Become Involved in Torture During the War on Terror? Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 13(3), 449–460. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11673-016-9729-x

Berkovskaya, M., & Korotaev, A. (1991). First Rehabilitation Centre in Russia. Torture Journal, 3(1).

Birck, A. (1999). Contents of psychotherapy with asylum seeking torture victims. Torture Journal, 9(4), 115–118. https://proxy.bc.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fsearch.proquest.com%2Fdocview%2F42383476%3Faccountid%3D9673%0Ahttp://bc-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/openurl/BCL/services_page?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&genre=article&sid=P

Boyssen, G. (1991). Torture and the Medical Profession. Torture Journal, 1(2), 8.

Bunn, M., Goesel, C., Kinet, M., & Ray, F. (2016). Group treatment for survivors of torture and severe violence : A literature review. Torture Journal, 26(1), 45–67.

Cakal, E. (2021). Perception, practice and proximity. Qualifying threats as psychological torture in international law. Torture Journal, 31(1), 19–36. https://doi.org/10.7146/torture.v31i1.118633

Crosby, S. S., & Benavidez, G. (2018). From Nuremberg to Guantanamo bay: Uses of physicians in the War on Terror. American Journal of Public Health, 108(1), 36–41. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2017.304154

Dadfar, M. (1990). Afghan Torture Doctors to be Excluded. Torture Journal, 2(1), 1978.

Danielsen, L., & Aalund, O. (1991). How Electrical Torture can be Scientifically Proved. Torture Journal, 3(1).

Dowdall, T. (1991). Health Services for Torture Survivors in South Africa. Reappraisal of how to help torture survivors during the process towards democracy. Torture Journal, 1(2).

Downie, R. S. (1993). The ethics of medical involvement in torture. Journal of Medical Ethics, 19, 135–137. https://doi.org/10.1136/jme.19.3.138

Editorial. (1991). Kuwait gets first centre for treatment of torture Victims in the Middle East. Torture Journal, 3(1), 1991.

Eitinger, L. (1992). Coping in Nazi concentration camps. Based on research and interviews with survivors. Torture Journal, 2(1), 21–23.

Elsass, P. (1998). The existence of a torture syndrome: a quantitative and qualitative study of 20 torture survivors and their therapists. Torture Journal, 8(2), 58–64. https://proxy.bc.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fsearch.proquest.com%2Fdocview%2F42401415%3Faccountid%3D9673%0Ahttp://bc-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/openurl/BCL/services_page?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&genre=article&sid=P

Elsass, P., Carlsson, J., Jespersen, K., & Phuntsok, K. (2009). Questioning western assessment of trauma among Tibetan torture survivors. A quantitative assessment study with comments from Buddhist Lamas. Torture Journal, 19(3), 194–203.

Fine, J. (1993). Torture in Israel and the Occupied Territories. Torture Journal, 3(4), 121–122.

Gotrik, J. K. (1992). The ethical obligations of doctors - and some activities of Danish doctors. Torture Journal, 2(1), 4–5.

Gurr, R., & Quiroga, J. (2001). Approaches to torture rehabilitation. A desk study covering effects, cost-effectiveness, participation, and sustainability. Torture Journal, 11(1-Supplem 1), 1–35.

Haskovcova, H. (1992). Medical ethics in the Czecho Slovakia. History and Present State. Torture Journal, 2(1), 5–10.

Helvaci, N. (1990). Turkey : The First Rehabilitation Centre ,. Torture Journal, 2(1), 7.

Henrik Markussen. (1997). Editorial - The Strength of a focused effort. Torture Journal, 7(3), 69–69. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt20mvcbr.13

Hill, M., & Everson, M. L. (2019). Indicators likely to contribute to clinical and functional improvement among survivors of politically-sanctioned torture. Torture Journal, 28(3), 5–26. https://doi.org/10.7146/torture.v29i3.115202

Horn, R., & Keefe, A. (2016). Measuring change and changing measures: The development of a torture survivor specific measure of change. Torture Journal, 16(2), 19–40. https://doi.org/10.7146/torture.v26i2.108116

Institut on Medicine as a Profession. (2013). Ethics abandoned. Medical professionalism and detainee abuse in the war on terror. Task force report.

IRCT. (1997). Need for international funding of rehabilitation services for torture victims worldwide. Torture Journal, 7(2), 41–42.

Isaacs, D. (2016). Are healthcare professionals working in Australia’s immigration detention centres condoning torture? Journal of Medical Ethics, 42(7), 413–415. https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2015-103066

Jaffe, H. (1989). Centre de Soins de ~A.V.R.E. *-A Concerted Effort to Deal with the Ravages of Torture. Torture Journal, 1(4), 122–130. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207411.1989.11449128

Jakohsson, S. W. (1992). Doctors must cooperate to diagnose torture. Torture Journal, 2(2), 36–39.

Jaranson, J. M., & Quiroga, J. (2011). Evaluating the services of torture rehabilitation programmes: history and recommendations. Torture Journal, 21(2), 98–140.

Johannes Wier Foundation. (1996). Assistance in hunger strikes. Torture Journal, 1(1-Supplem 2), 537–572.

Keymanthri Moodley, S. K. (2015). Dual loyalties, human right violations and physician complicity in aprtheid South Africa. AMA Journal of Ethics, 17(10), 978.

Kjærum, A. (2010). Desk study: combating torture with medical evidence. The use of medical evidence and expert opinions in international and regional human rights tribunals. Torture Journal, 20(3).

Kodaih, R. T., & Psychologist, C. (1997). The self-concept and the alienation of Palestinian adults : a comparative study between Gazans and returnees. Torture Journal, 7(2), 46–47.

Kordon, D. R. (1988). Presentation of Psychological Assistance to Mothers of " Plaza de · Mayo " Group. Torture Journal, 1(1), 1–4.

Lansen, J. (1993). Vicarious Traumatization in therapists treating victims of torture and persecution. Torture Journal, 3(4).

Larsen, H. (1988). Stress-Tension Reduction Program for Torture Victims. Torture Journal, 1(1), 4–5.

Larsen, M., Petersen, H., Mannstaedt, M., & Skytt, G. (1995). Prevalence of exposure to organized violence among refugees from Kashmir. Torture Journal, 5(2), 14–17.

Lipsedge, M. (2001). Commentary. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 7, 222–223. https://doi.org/10.1192/apt.7.3.222

Lök, V. (1989). Turkish Doctors Act Against Their Torturer Colleagues - Report Outlined by The Turkish Medical Association ’ s Human Rights Section. Torture Journal, 1(4), 5–6.

Lok, V., Tunca, M., Kumanlioǧlu, K., Kapkin, E., & Dirik, G. (1991). Bone scintigraphy as clue to previous torture. The Lancet, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.1016/0140-6736(91)92548-G

London, L., & Dowdall, T. (1993). Evidence of torture. Polical repression and human rights abuses in South Africa. Torture Journal, 3(2), 39.

Longacre, M., Silver-Highfield, E., Lama, P., & Grodin, M. (2012). Complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of refugees and survivors of torture: a review and proposal for action. Torture, 22(1), 38–57. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23086004

Madariaga, C. (1997). Prevention of torture in the IRCT network. Survey performed on 26 rehabilitation centres. Torture Journal, 7(4), 104–108.

MAG. (1989). The Effects of Total War on the Duty to Treat Anybody. Torture Journal, 1(4), 7–9.

Makkar, S. P. (1996). Humanizing interrogations. Torture Journal, 6(3), 58–60.

Marcelino, E. (1992). The Philippine experience. Rehabilitation of survivors of torture and political violence under a continuing stress situation. Torture Journal, 2(1), 202–221.

Marcussen, H. (1990). Doctors and Torture. Torture Journal, 2(3–4), 73–74. https://doi.org/10.1177/0049475519841485

Marcussen, H. (2011). Torture in retrospect (1992-2000) - Compilation of Henrik Marcussen editorials. Torture Journal, 21(3), 147–154. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22057102

Markussen, Henrik. (1996). Demarcation of the Torture concept (editorial). Torture Journa, 6(4), 1213. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(86)91698-3

Markussen, Henrik. (1997). Editorial - Towards a New Structure. Torture Journal, 7(1), 75–75. https://doi.org/10.1051/epn/19922304075

Markussen, Henrik. (2004). Torture: New size - New concept. Torture Journal, 14(1), 1–2.

Markussen, Henrik, & Genefke, I. (2000). From AI ’ s medical groups towards cross-disciplinary collaboration against torture. Torture Journal, 10(4), 103–106.

Markussen, Henry. (2001). Editorial - The Journal: Past, present, and future. Torture Journal, 11(1), 802–806. https://doi.org/10.1080/10473289.2001.10464319

Martirena, G. (1989). Medical Doctors , Their Connection with Torture and the Impunity of the Guilty Persons. Torture Journal, 1(4), 3–4.

Martirena, G. (1992). URUGUAY : Torture and Doctors. Torture Journal, 2(1-Supplem).

Mehdi, M. (1990). Doctors in Pakistan Realize That Torture Is a " Problem ". Torture Journal, 2(1), 6–7.

Melvin, M. (1992). Individual Coping Strategies. Countering the effects of solitary confinement. Torture Journal, 2(2), 129–156. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-9765-7_7

Miles, S. H. (2009). Oath Betrayed. America’s torture doctors. (2nd ed.). University of California Press.

Miles, S. H. (2012). Settled precepts: normative ethics, applied ethics and physician complicity with torture. Medicine, Conflict, and Survival, 27(4), 191–196. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22416566

Montgomery, E., & Patel, N. (2011). Torture rehabilitation: reflections on treatment outcome studies. Torture Journal, 21(2), 141–145. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21715959

NHHCP. (1998). US and Canadian torture treatment programmes and their approaches to care with adult and child survivors. Torture Journal, 8(3).

Patel, N., Williams, A. C. D. C., & Kellezi, B. (2016). Reviewing outcomes of psychological interventions with torture survivors : Conceptual , methodological and ethical Issues. Torture Journal, 26(1), 2–16.

Peel, M., Hinshelwood, G., Forrest, D., & Hinshelwood, G. (2000). The Physical and Psychological Findings Following the Late Examination of Victims of Torture. Torture Journal, 10(1), 12–15.

Pentz-Moller, V., & Hermansen, A. (1991). Interpretation as Part of the Rehabilitation. Torture Journal, 3(1), 9–12.

Pérez-Sales, P. (2016). Editorial - The Torture Journal: A home for all. Torture Journal, 26(3).

Pérez-sales, P., Witcombe, N., & Otero Oyague, D. (2017). Rehabilitation of torture survivors and prevention of torture: Priorities for research through a modified Delphi Study. Torture Journal, 27(3), 3–48.

Pérez-Sales, Pau. (2021). Defining and documenting threats in the context of ill-treatment and torture. Torture Journal, 31(1), 3–18. https://doi.org/10.7146/torture.v31i1.125777

Persson, T. J., & Rousseau, C. (2009). School-based interventions for minors in war-exposed countries: a review of targeted and general programmes. Torture Journal, 19(2), 88–101.

Petersen, H. D. (1996). Dehumanizing Interrogations? Torture Journal, 6(4), 102–103.

Pinou-Kalli, M. (1997). The big chill. 21 April 1967 - 30 years after. How is it possible to forget about the torturers? Torture Journal, 7(4), 28–29. https://doi.org/10.1080/03064220902938522

Pross, C. (1990). The German Medical Profession Begins to Face Its Nazi Past. Torture Journal, 2(1), 3–4.

Quiroga, J. (2009). Torture in children. Torture Journal, 19(2), 66–87. https://doi.org/2009-2.2009-27 [pii]

Quiroga, J., & Jaranson, J. (2005). Politically-motivated torture and its survivors. Torture, 16(2–3), 1–112. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17708187

Rasmussen, O. V., & Skylv, G. (1993). Signs of falanga torture. Torture Journal, 3(1), 16–17.

Rasmussen, O. V, Amris, S., & Blaauw, M. (2004). Medical, physical examination in connection with torture. Section I. Torture Journals, 14(1), 46–53.

Rasmussen, O. V, Amris, S., & Blaauw, M. (2005). Medical , physical examination in connection with torture. Section II. Torture Journal, 15(1), 46–53.

Rasmussen, O. V, Amris, S., & Blaauw, M. (2006). Medical , physical examination in connection with torture. Section III. Torture Journal, 46–53.

Rasmussen, O. V, Smidt-Nielsen, K., Martirena, G., & Lopez, J. (1990). Report from the International Symposium on Torture and the Medical Profession. Torture Journal, 2(3–4), 3–5.

Rassmussen, O. V. (1988). Physicians in the Face of Ethics and Torture. Torture Journal, 1(1), 5–7.

Reeler, A. P. (1994). Is torture a Post -Trauamtic Stress Disorder? Torture Journal, 4(2), 59–63.

Roger, G., & Jose, Q. (2001). Approaches to torture rehabilitation. A desk study covering effects, cost-effectiveness, participation, and sustainability. Torture Journal, 11(1-Supplem 1), 1–35.

San Julian, E. (1992). SERSOC. Uruguay organizes a rehabilitation center. Torture Journal, 2(1), 16–18.

Sharma, B. (1991). Nepal on the Road to Democracy. On the new Centre for the Victims of Torture (CVICT) in Kathmandu. Torture Journal, 1(2), 20–22.

Skylv, G. (1993). Falanga - diagnosis and treatment of late sequelae. Torture Journal, 3(1).

Sorensen, B., & Pounder, D. (1997). Guidelines for visits to prisons. Torture Journal, 1-Suplem(1).

Summerfield, D. A., Loughrey, G. C., Nikapota, A., & Parry-Jones, W. (1997). The effect of conflict on civilian populations. In Psychological trauma: A developmental approach. (pp. 148–175).

Tarakcioglu, B. (1992). A Turkish physician ’ s experiences of torture in Istanbul. Torture Journal, 2(1), 14–15.

Thorsig, E., Marcussen, H., & Docker, H. (1993). The Buenos Aires Symposium on Torture. A Challenge to the Medical and other Health Professions. Torture Journal, 3(4), 1–4.

Vidal, M. (1991). CINTRAS - Chile ’ s Efforts to give Adequate Treatment to Torture Victims. Torture Journal, 3(1), 6–7.

Vrca, A. (1993). Brainstem evoked potentials. Examination of released prisoners from Serbian concentration camps during the war in Croatia 1991-92. Torture Journal, 3(4), 135–137.

Vrca, A., & Bobic, J. (1993). EEG changes in released prisoners. Various facets of maltreatment of civilians and prisoners-of-war in Croatia. Torture Journal, 3(2), 53–55.

Weiss, W. M., Ugueto, A. M., Mahmooth, Z., Murray, L. K., Hall, B. J., Nadison, M., Rasmussen, A., Lee, J. S., Vazzano, A., Bass, J., & Bolton, P. (2016). Mental health interventions and priorities for research for adult survivors of torture and systematic violence: a review of the literature. Torture Journal, 26(1), 17–44. https://doi.org/10.7146/torture.v26i1.108061




How to Cite

Perez-Sales, P. (2021). Learning from the past to face the challenges ahead: Celebrating 30 years of Torture Journal. Torture Journal, 31(3), 03–18. https://doi.org/10.7146/torture.v32i3.129373