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We are relaunching our free e-learning course on torture and the asylum and immigration system

We are relaunching our free e-learning course exploring what torture means in the international human rights framework, and how this is relevant to the asylum/immigration system in the UK. We have transformed the course into new short modules to make it easier for people to fit this important training into their busy schedules.

The course also covers the key mechanisms that can be used to seek accountability for torture, and an introduction to advocacy to bring about change. We hope that the materials will be really useful  especially to those who are in contact with torture survivors within the asylum system, or others at risk of mistreatment in immigration detention.

No specialist legal knowledge is required to complete the course.

The new e-learning course is available in three separate modules, with each module taking around 20-30 minutes to complete.

The modules can be taken separately and, once you are registered, you can return to the materials as often as you like.

At the end of each module, you can apply for a certificate to confirm you have completed the module.

Module 1 provides an introduction to the definition of torture of torture, including key treaties prohibiting torture and ill-treatment; Module 2 examines torture issues in the asylum system and immigration detention; and Module 3 explores the mechanisms available to seek redress for torture.

For more information about this course, click here.

Photo credit: Dimitris Tosidis/IRIN.