Publications & outputs

Research Briefs

Torture Under Perceived: Highlighting research that identifies potential deficiencies in the reporting of instances of torture and ill-treatment amongst the poorest members of society, and suggests actions that might be progressed to address these.

Violence Amongst the Poor in Nairobi: Highlighting research that shows the high levels of fear, including state violence, amongst the urban poor, and the lack of adequate justice seeking mechanisms.

Research Papers

Torture Under Perceived Research: A research paper examining the ways that human rights documentation techniques can systematically under perceive the extent of torture amongst the poor, and making some suggestions on how this gap can be addressed.

Istanbul Protocol: A research paper examining the challenges in using the Istanbul Protocol in Low-Income Countries. Appearing in Torture Journal: Journal of Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention of Torture 26(3).

Torture Redress Mechanisms in Bangladesh and Nepal: A research paper comparing torture redress mechanisms in Nepal and Bangladesh. Appearing in Economic and Political Weekly 52(17).

Survey Reports

Survey on Torture and Ill-Treatment in Kathmandu’s Informal Settlements: A household survey examining the prevalence of torture and ill-treatment amongst the residents of Kathmandu’s informal settlements.

Violence amongst the Urban Poor in Nairobi A household survey examining the prevalence of torture and ill-treatment amongst the residents of three informal settlements in Nairobi.

Poverty and Violence in Korail Slum in Dhaka: A household survey examining the prevalence of torture and ill-treatment amongst the residents of a Dhaka slum.

Op-Eds and Commentaries

Missing Torture Amongst the Poor: OpenDemocracy: On the ways in which human rights documentation can systematically miss the experiences of the Poor.

Documenting Torture: My Republica, Nepal: On the difficulties faced by the poor and marginal in reporting the human rights violations that they experience.

Far too Common: My Republica, Nepal: On the widespread use of torture and ill-treatment in Nepal.

The Invisible Urban Poor: Dhaka Tribune, Bangladesh.

Torture and Corruption Practical Twins?: Global Policy: On the relationship between corruption and torture, and the implications for the global anti-torture movement.

Law as RepressionTorture Magazine: Asian and Global Perspectives.

Bangladesh: the Making of PoliticsTorture magazine: Asian and Global Perspectives.

A broken systemDhaka Tribune, Bangladesh.

Victims of SilencingDhaka Tribune, Bangladesh

Victims of Discourse: Dhaka Tribune, Bangladesh

We should not lose Sight of the FutureDhaka Tribune, Bangladesh.

 

Other Outputs

Protecting Survivors and Witnesses: A discussion hosted by New Tactics on the issues involved in protecting survivors and witnesses of torture, with a particular focus on the poor.