Nora Ramirez Castillo
Psychology & Human Rights
Nora Ramirez Castillo holds a doctorate in psychology and is a member of the visiting commission of the Austrian Ombudsman Institution and regularly checks on the human rights conformity in places of deprivation of liberty.
Nora is also one of the main psychologists at Hemayat, where she is responsible for the first interviews of patients and for the coordination with therapists and translators. In Arabic, “Hemayat” means protection and support. Hemayat is a politically independent and non-profit organisation based in Vienna, where interpreter-mediated psychotherapy, psychological consulting and medical support for survivors of war and torture is provided.
Nora will explore with the students the intersection of human rights and psychology.