Guide to Justice, Accountability and Reparations for Survivors of Torture

Justice may mean something different to each survivor and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to seeking justice. Some survivors may want to seek criminal prosecution, for others it may be financial compensation or a meaningful apology with guarantees of non-repetition, such as policy and legislative changes to try to ensure that others do not suffer the same treatment.

We have created a Guide with information on how to seek justice, accountability, and reparations. It is designed for survivors of torture, their families, community members, and front-line service providers. In it, you can find information on legal processes, such as:

  • Criminal cases against perpetrators
  • International human rights mechanisms
  • Bringing a case against the State
  • Alternatives to legal proceedings

You can find the Guide here