Torture Victims Relief Reauthorization Act of 2003 Law and Legal Definition
Torture Victims Relief Reauthorization Act is a U.S. legislation that was signed into law by the President on December 15, 2003. The Act amends the Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998 to authorize appropriations to provide assistance for domestic and foreign centers and programs for the treatment of victims of torture, and for other purposes.
The Act authorizes:
(1) the Department of Health and Human Services to provide grants to programs in the United States to cover the costs of services provided by domestic treatment centers in the rehabilitation of victims of torture (including treatment of the physical and psychological effects of torture), social and legal services, and research and training of health care providers outside of treatment centers or programs to enable them to provide such services;
(2) the President for grants to treatment centers and programs in foreign countries that carry out projects and activities specifically designed to treat victims of torture for the physical and psychological effects of torture; and
(3) the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture.