International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT)

General Information
The IRCT is a health-based umbrella organisation that supports the rehabilitation of torture victims and the prevention of torture worldwide. Our members comprise more than 140 independent organisations in over 70 countries. Each year our members treat more than 100,000 torture survivors and their families and our work is governed by the member organisations.

Our vision is a world without torture.

Our mission is to:

  • Ensure that torture victims are able to access appropriate health-based torture rehabilitation services
  • Ensure that torture victims are able to have full access to justice
  • Contribute towards the prevention of torture worldwide

Focus Areas
Health and Human Rights – rehabilitation of torture survivors and the prevention of torture.

Main Activities

  • Capacity support to members and partners worldwide
  • Advocacy on the international, regional and national level
  • Global knowledge sharing on rehabilitation and prevention of torture

Contact Information
Adress: Borgergade 13, P.O. Box 9049 DK-1022, Copenhagen, Denmark
Telephone: +45 33 76 06 00
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Latest News

  • Adolescents' access to sexual and reproductive health and rights

    mum babyA new publication of the Centre for Reproductive Rights analyses young people's access to sexual and reproductive health from a human rights perspective. It concludes that significant gaps remain in adolescents' knowledge about their sexual and reproductive health and rights and ability to access essential sexual and reproductive health services.

  • Brazil: Gaps in response to Zika virus outbreak

    mum babyIn a recent Human Rights Watch report, the organization states that Brazil has not addressed longstanding human rights problems that allowed the Zika virus outbreak to escalate. As a result, the Zika threat in Brazil remains, even though the government declared an end to the national public health emergency related to the Zika virus in May 2017.