July
17
2013
Author
Jo Pettitt
The Poverty Barrier: The Right to Rehabilitation for Survivors of Torture in the UK

This Freedom from Torture research provides the most comprehensive study to date of the experience of poverty among torture survivors in the UK. The evidence from this research reveals:
• shocking levels of poverty among torture survivors - during and after their passage through the UK's asylum system
• how the day-to-day struggles of living without the means to meet basic living needs reinforce the powerlessness, fear and isolation which is the torture survivor’s inheritance from their past
• how poverty and powerlessness impede the realisation of torture survivors’ right to rehabilitation guaranteed under international law.