Tunisian Institute for the Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (NEBRAS)
The Tunisian Institute for the Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (also known as NEBRAS) was founded in 2014. The idea was conceived in 2012 as a project by a task force of health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, medicals doctors, and physiotherapists), some of whom had treated torture survivors undercover during the Ben Ali regime. The Institute aims to facilitate the reintegration of Tunisian and other torture survivors into society through providing holistic torture treatment services. It also contributes to combating and preventing torture and other ill-treatment in Tunisia through awareness-raising and training on the international standards of documentation of the Istanbul Protocol for health professionals, lawyers and the judiciary.