Examining, Documenting and reporting Torture - An introductory session

The session starts with group work where each group studies the same case but has to answer different questions. The answers are put together in plenary to create a clear overview of the key examination and medical documentation issues. This is followed by a brief presentation about the international standards and obligations for health practitioners to report and deal with torture. The session ends with suggestions of where findings of torture can be reported.

  • to enhance the capacity of doctors to conduct comprehensive examination of alleged torture victims
  • to enhance the capacity of doctors to document the findings in a way that can be used as evidence in court
  • to inform doctors of their obligations to report cases of torture

Health workers who are likely to come into contact with alleged torture survivors

90 minutes

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