"As Full Rehabilitation as is Possible": Do Torture Survivors Have a Right to Care?
Together with the Center for Victims of Torture we welcome Dr. Elizabeth Lira, recipient of CVT's 2011 Eclipse Award, to discuss the sense of responsibility toward victims of torture.
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The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Latin American Program and the Center for Victims of Torture are proud to have co-sponsored the event, “’As Full Rehabilitation as is Possible’: Do Torture Survivors Have a Right to Care?” on what is an important, difficult, and sensitive topic.
Each year, the Center for Victims of Torture presents the Eclipse Award to someone who has done outstanding work in the prevention of torture or the healing of its victims. On June 26, 2011, Dr. Elizabeth Lira from the Centro de Ética at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Chile was honored for her extraordinary work healing torture survivors in Chile and around the world.
This conference was convened not only bring greater awareness to Dr. Lira’s work on the Chilean reparations committee, but more generally to raise the question about responsibility "for as full a rehabilitation as possible” for victims of torture as established in Article 14 of UN Convention Against Torture.
Latin American Program
The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action. Read more