Vol. 32 No. 1-2 (2022): Torture Journal: Journal on Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention of Torture
This is an outstanding double-issue which celebrates the 30 years of the Torture Journal through commemorative contributions from authors who have had a long trajectory in the fight against torture or accompanied the evolution of the Journal.
This valuable collection of 26 papers represents different perspectives - from the anthropological to the epidemiological, the legal to the clinical - on how authors have experienced this journey.
The double issue is divided into three sections: 1) Learning from the past; 2) Understanding the present; and 3) Preparing for the future.
The first section is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the history and viewpoints of the many individuals who have gathered around and contributed to the Torture Journal. It includes contributions from Hans Draminsky Petersen, Mahmud Sewail, Hernán Reyes, June Pagaduan Lopez, Inger Agger, Vincent Iacopino, Henrik Døcker, Christian Pross, Peter Vesti, Diana Kordon and Darío Lagos, José Quiroga and Elizabeth Lira, Jorge Aroche and Mariano Coello, and Lilla Hárdi. The second section reflects on the present with contributions from Sharon Shalev, Edith Montgomery, Michael Wessells, Nora Sveaass and Felice Gaer, Stephen Soldz, and Masha Lisitsyna. And the third section explores the future with papers from Derrick Silove, Nimisha Patel and Amanda Williams, Metin Başoğlu, Tony Reeler, Carlos Madariaga, Stuart Turner and Pau Pérez-Sales.
All in all, this unique issue is a modest illustration of the plurality of voices that have found their space in the Torture Journal and represents the many challenges we have overcome together over the past 30 years while acknowledging the vitality of a field that has countless challenges still to face.
Finally, this issue also includes the forthcoming call for papers for two special sections on survivor engagement and livelihoods in the rehabilitation of torture survivors, in which we encourage you all to submit papers, in case you have relevant research and/or experiences to share in these areas.