TORTURE: ASIAN AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES | AUGUST 2012
VOLUME 01 NUMBER 03
by BASIL FERNANDO
(Photo Courtesy: Janasansadaya)
On the occasion of the Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims (RCT) celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the Asian
Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to record its appreciation for the RCT and recognize the contribution it has made to the development of the AHRC’s work relating to torture and ill-treatment. It is perhaps a happy coincidence that the meeting with parliamentarians, organized by the Asian Alliance against Torture and Ill-treatment, (AAATI) occurred in the same year. The AAATI emerged as a joint venture, started in 2011 and co-sponsored by the AHRC and RCT, after several years of collaboration, to develop a contextually relevant approach to dealing with the widespread use of torture and ill-treatment in Asian countries.