Those who have suffered torture may need legal advice for a variety of reasons - they may need advice on pending asylum claims and/or health or other benefits, or may need more specialised information on the range of national and/or international remedies that may exist.
To access legal services in any given country, persons can get in touch with local bar associations which might make referrals to lawyers with the appropriate expertise. In some cases, there will be specialist lawyers and human rights organisations that will be in a position to provide advice and services to survivors of torture.
Additionally, the following international organisations may, in certain circumstances, provide legal services to survivors of torture:
- Center for Justice and Accountability
- Center for Constitutional Rights
- International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH)