Asia Executive Committee member is Pradeep Agrawal, who is the President of Indian member centre, Society for Social Research Art and Culture (SOSRAC).
Lela Tsiskarishvili, Executive Director of Georgian Center for Psychosocial and Medical Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (GCRT) was elected from the Europe region.
The elected Latin American member is Mariana Lagos, Project Coordinator of Argentine Team of Psychosocial Work and Research (EATIP).
Survivors of Torture’s Executive Director, Kathi Anderson was elected from North America.
Samuel Herbert Nsubuga, Chief Executive Officer of Ugandan member centre, African Center for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV) was elected as the representative of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Finally, Michael Brune from Haveno – Psychotherapie und Interkulturelle Kommunikation in Germany was elected Independent Expert to the Executive Committee.
The IRCT is governed by its membership, rooted in its democratic and regional structure. All members are invited to engage in the policy discussions at the General Assembly and to elect their representatives to the Council, who in turn elects the Executive Committee, that will guide and oversee the work of the IRCT over the next strategic period.
The IRCT would like to congratulate its new Executive Committee on being elected.
“It is an extraordinary opportunity to start the next strategic period with such a strong and committed Executive Committee. The appointed officers are an extraordinary blend of competencies, cultures and skills, and share the vision of a rehabilitation movement that works for the benefit of torture victims,” said IRCT Secretary-General Victor Madrigal-Borloz.