The Assistance Centre for Torture Survivors – ACET is a Bulgarian non-governmental organization, founded in the end of 1995. Its main aims are the prevention of torture practices and the providing of rehabilitation services for victims of torture.
The rehabilitation program of ACET is carried out in Sofia. ACET follows a policy of standardization of services for torture survivors. For that purpose it organizes regular supervision of its clinical activity and conducts seminars for the exchange of professional experience with relative organizations.
ACET is affiliated to the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT, Copenhagen) and is member of the Balkan Network for the Prevention of Torture and Rehabilitation of Victims (BAN) and the SOS-Network of the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT).
The activities of ACET require co-operation with state and non-governmental organizations. The aim of this co-operation is the providing of effective assistance to people who have suffered from torture as well as working on the prevention and termination of torture.