Torture around the world

Torture is illegal, doesn’t work, and is always wrong. Yet it happens to people across the world. Using our in-depth evidence of torture, we work with survivors to hold countries who torture to account.

Our evidence of torture comes from medico-legal reports (MLRs). These are highly detailed, forensic descriptions of the physical and psychological injuries a person has suffered, completed by our doctors, clinical staff and lawyers to international human rights standards.

These act as evidence of torture. From this, we are able to build up a picture of what torture looks like in the countries where the people we help come from.