A professional training workshop about identifying torture victims and documenting torture cases took place in Tel Aviv between December 17th and 19th. The workshop was based on the “Istanbul Protocol”, the international protocol recognized by the UN for the identification and documentation of torture.
The workshop was organized for medical personnel and mental health professionals, in cooperation with the UNCHR. Training focused on victims of torture camps in Sinai, and its goal was to train additional professionals who can carry evaluations of torture victims following the Protocol. The workshop was lead by members of PCATI’s forensic assessment team.
A total of 20 professionals took part in the workshop: 6 social workers, 5 physicians, 4 psychologists, 3 nurses, a psychiatrist and a medical administrator.