The General Assembly of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), an independent, international health professional organisation that promotes and supports the rehabilitation of torture victims and works for the prevention of torture worldwide, has elected Mr.
Issam Younis as an Independent Expert.
The elected Council is composed of 26 members representing different regions and three experts.
It was elected by the 142-member General Assembly, which was held in Copenhagen between 1 July and 1 August 2009.
Al Mezan Centre is not a member of IRCT; however, it makes significant efforts to combat torture including by documenting cases of torture and cruel treatment, providing legal assistance to victims, and carrying out reporting and advocacy interventions.
Younis has extensive experience in torture, which he has studied and worked on since 1988.