Freedom from Torture - The Poverty Barrier: The Right to Rehabilitation for Survivors of Torture in the UK

The Poverty Barrier: The Right to Rehabilitation for Survivors of Torture in the UK

Date: 
2013
Institution/publisher: 
Freedom from Torture

Poverty including destitution among survivors of torture in the UK is a barrier to their rehabilitation from one of the most brutal crimes, a shocking new report released by Freedom from Torture on 17 July shows.

Evidence in 'The Poverty Barrier: The right to rehabilitation for survivors of torture in the UK' reveals:

  • Dreadful levels of poverty among torture survivors - during and after their passage through the UK's asylum system
  • How the day-to-day struggles of living without the means to meet basic living needs reinforce the powerlessness, fear and isolation which is the torture survivor's inheritance from their past
  • How poverty and powerlessness impede the realisation of torture survivors' right to rehabilitation guaranteed under international law.

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