The last years have seen a growing focus on international criminal justice, on victims’ rights to justice and on the right to reparation. Redress after gross human rights violations, such as torture, may include a number of different forms of reparation, such as symbolic measures, economic compensation, collective reparation and rehabilitation after torture.
What do we know about all those around the world today that are presenting their cases, their experiences of loss, torture and ill-treatment before the courts, national or international ones? What are their experiences during the process and after? What do the results of the trial mean in their lives? These are some of the questions that will be raised in this presentation.
There are a lot of trials taking place today, dealing with human rights violations. Some of these deal with recent violations, others with violations that have taken place many years ago, such as the trials taking place in Cambodia, in Argentina, Chile and Peru. We do not know a lot about the experiences of people facing the courts, or who are in the process of presenting complaints, gather evidence or in other ways preparing the process. A review of some studies done, together with presentation from my own ongoing research on victims’ perception of justice in Peru and Argentina will form the empirical background of my presentation. Issues in relation both to procedural and substantive aspects of the right to justice and reparation will be discussed from a psychological point of view.
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Violence among the adolescents and adolescent delinquency often results in criminal charges and 14-18 year olds end up in the penitentiary facility. By the year 2005 only 26 adolescents were serving sentence in special juvenile facilities; however from 2006 onwards their number has increased drastically. At times the numbers of inmates reached 200, while today 162 juveniles are serving sentence. The rise of juvenile crime has become a debate issue for various groups of the Georgian society – education experts, psychologists, politicians are looking for the reasons of the situation at hand. We attempted a study of the demographic, social and academic profiles of adolescent inmates (the study of the Ministry of Education and Science, 2009), also taking into account our 5-year practice of working with juvenile convicts, which was aimed at supporting their resocialization and future reintegration into the society. In this work we will present a psychosocial portrait of an adolescent in the penitentiary system and consider the particular stress-factors that affect the juveniles and are determined by the specific features of the Georgian criminal subculture. We will also present 5 psychotypes of the adolescents in conflict with the law that were determined by the Freiburg personality test and will try to describe the self perception of the convicts while in confinement and after their sentence is served.
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Research on trauma brought on by the disappearance of a child is rare. The aim of our study was to increase understanding of uncertainty's role in the lives of those it affects, to present a narrative structure of the parents' testimonies, and to discern the origin of hope still felt by the parents. Sampling and Methods: Close reading and qualitative analysis of 29 testimonies given by parents whose sons disappeared during the Croatian War for Independence. Gender differences, categories, and frequencies of adjectives used were determined.
During our work in GCRT for years we attained significant experience in psycho-traumatology. In contemporary concept of psycho-traumatology a human is referred to as a bio-psycho-social being. In trauma, its psychological and physical integrity are infringed. Person: soul and body is one whole, so it's very important to treat a person at every level through holistic and multidisciplinary approach. Our goal is to present cases of our beneficiaries, who were victims of war and other types of violence and developed different kind of psycho-traumatic disorders. We would like to share our experience of treating and rehabilitating body and psyche as one whole. Several cases (rehabilitation process and results) are discussed. In each presented case psycho-traumatic disorders have been diagnosed and confirmed clinically.