Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU)
Who We Are
The Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU) is a governance, health and human rights non-profit organization, whose vision is A Just World Free from Torture. Our work is underpinned by a holistic approach involving litigation, medical and psychosocial rehabilitation of survivors of torture, monitoring government adherence to its human rights obligations and advocacy for policy, legal and institutional reforms. Over the last two decades we have assisted over 4,000 victims of torture, cruel, degrading and inhuman treatment through the support of our national networks of professionals: doctors, trauma counsellors, lawyers, human rights monitors and journalists.
What We Do
IMLU documents torture perpetration through forensic medical reports which aids in legal redress for torture victims. It exploits legal and advocacy means to seek justice for torture survivors since 1992. With time, we have gained the capacity to rehabilitate the victims of torture through provision of medical and psychological treatment, facilitating legal action and documenting cases of torture in Kenya. In furtherance of pushing for a torture free society, IMLU aggressively campaigns against the vice through the media and other outlets.
Spanning a period of two decades, this work has been feasible via the remarkable endeavors of our network of professionals including doctors, psychological counselors, lawyers and grassroots human rights monitors and human rights defenders.