Evaluation Practice Manuals

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Examining Asylum Seekers: A Health Professional's Guide to Medical and Psychological Evaluations of Torture

Examining Asylum Seekers: A Health Professional's Guide to Medical and Psychological Evaluations of Torture is published by the organization, Physicians for Human Rights. Copies of the manual can be ordered from their website.

When writing affidavits, see especially section VII. Written Reports and Oral Testimony, p. 95-151.

Link: http://physiciansforhumanrights.org/library/reports/examining-asylum-seekers-man...

Istanbul Protocol: Manual on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 1999

When considering psychological consequences of torture, see, particularly, section VI, Psychological Evidence of Torture, pages 43-56.

When writing affidavits, see, particularly, Annex IV, Guidelines for medical evaluation of torture and ill-treatment, pages 70-72.

Available in a variety of languages.

Link: http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Publications/training8Rev1en.pdf