Khiam Rehabilitation Center (KRC)

ECOSOC Status: Special Consultative
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: P.O. Box: 14/5843
Mazraa - Beirut
Country: Lebanon
Region: Middle East and Northern Africa
UN Languages: English, Arabic
Other languages: Lebanese
  • Counselling
  • Rehabilitation
  • Drug Treatment
  • Victim Protection
  • Criminal Justice
Short description:
Khiam Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture is an accredited member of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), member of the Global Network against torture-SOS and founder of the Arab organization for the defense of the detainees.
KRC is the secretariat of AMAN network, Network for the rehabilitation of Victims of Violence & Torture in the Middle East and North Africa.

KRC is a self-governing institution that is dependent on economic support from a number of contributors, like the United Nations. Foundations and grants also support KRC’s work.

Khiam Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture was founded in June 1999, as an outcome for the efforts of the follow-up committee for the support of Lebanese Detainees in Israeli prisons. It was called Khiam Center after Khiam Detention Camp in Southern Lebanon that was closed on the 23rd of May 2000.

Their Vision:
Rebuild a society broken by a culture of torture and violence, by promoting democracy, co-existence and respect for human rights, and contribute to the global effort of abolishing torture, discrimination and secularism.

Their Values:
Protect, defend and promote human rights and international human rights conventions for a better world where all humans, men and women, children and adults, rich and poor, healthy and disabled, free and detained, emigrants and citizens, refugees and residents, Christians and Muslims, colored and white, can live in respect and dignity.

Their Mission:
Help alleviate the human suffering resulting from torture, both for the individual, the family members and the community, and enable people who have been subjected to violence and torture to achieve social integration through rehabilitation, and prevention of torture.
End impunity and bring to end acts of torture through the implementation of International Conventions and forcing the government to sign new ones and respect them.
Empower the capacities of marginalized categories of the society and introduce them to their rights, such as women, children, prisoners and detainees subject to violence and ill-treatment.
Prevent torture, violence and all forms of ill treatment through raising public awareness, conducting education and advocacy in order to promote knowledge of the reasons for torture, conventions and laws, treatment methods. By preventing torture we also ensure respect for human rights, social justice and a development towards a society without human suffering.
Lobby with other human rights organizations, in Lebanon, the Arab world and on the international level, in order to create an Arab program for fighting torture.
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