UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture – Who can apply

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association Mana, France »

The UN General Assembly resolution establishing the Fund, 35/151, mandated it to distribute voluntary contributions to victims of torture through “established channels of assistance”.  The Board of Trustees of the Fund has, over the years and in practice, accepted applications from a variety of channels of assistance, including, inter alia, non-governmental organizations, associations of victims of torture and/or their family members, public and private hospitals and clinics, public interest law firms and individual lawyers, legal aid clinics and grass-root and community based organizations. 

Applications by governmental, parliamentary or administrative entities, political parties or national liberation movements are inadmissible.

Information on the Torture Fund


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General information

From Horror to Healing: Victims' storiesFrom Horror to Healing: Victims' stories (PDF)

Fund flyer in A | E | F | S (PDF)

UNFVT Planflet 20162016 Fund's Facts (PDF)

Mission Statement of the Fund  in E | F | S (PDF)

How to apply/How to report to the Fund

Applications may be submitted between 15 January and 1 March every year
E | F | S (PDF)

How to apply

Emergency Funding

How to contribute to the Fund
Torture-related documents
Past torture-related events
Useful links
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