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Following the announcement this week that our Senior Legal Advisor Rosalyn Akar Grams has been shortlisted for the Law Society’s Human Rights Lawyer of the Year award, we take a look at the Legal Advice and Welfare team which she runs, known as LAWS.
A new report published by Médicins Sans Frontières has identified an urgent deterioration in the care available for vulnerable refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos, with particular issues facing asylum seekers who have experienced torture or violence.
Dr Patti Gardiner is a volunteer doctor at Freedom from Torture, where she helps torture survivors understand their medical problems as well as preparing medical evidence of their torture for asylum cases.
The 2016 edition of Freedom from Torture’s Great Street Feast has been nominated in the Best Fundraising Event category at this year’s Third Sector Excellence Awards.
Freedom from Torture welcomes today’s launch of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2016 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report, in particular the UK’s affirmation of the absolute prohibition on torture, and its commitment to preventing torture around the world.

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