This second OSCE workshop was jointly organized by the 2018 Italian OSCE Chairmanship, the
Government of Denmark, the Government of Switzerland, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions
and Human Rights (ODIHR), the inter-governmental Convention against Torture Initiative (CTI) and the
International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT). It aimed at offering delegates working
on the OSCE human dimension a unique opportunity to deepen their understanding on how torture
victims are assured their right to rehabilitation under the guidance of leading experts and practitioners
working with victims of torture in the OSCE region.1 The workshop also aimed at providing a platform
to discuss practical challenges and promising practices among OSCE participating States, based on the
ODIHR/CTI Implementation Tool on Providing Rehabilitation to Victims of Torture and Other IllTreatment.2
This report should neither be interpreted as containing official OSCE recommendations based on a
consensus decision, nor as representing the official position of ODIHR or any other OSCE structures,
or of any particular OSCE participating State; it reflects opinions expressed individually by participants
in the workshop.

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ODIHR news item, 21 June 2018 at https://www.osce.org/odihr/385491
ODIHR/CTI Practical Implementation Tool, published on 21 June 2018 at https://www.osce.org/odihr/385497

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