Torture victims require specialized legal assistance and proper documentation of their stories; and yet, the nature of torture – and its effect on the victims – may make this job harder than usual. The handbook is written for lawyers and human rights workers of differing backgrounds and experiences, who want to be better prepared for encountering victims of torture, whether in a civil or criminal, proceedings.
The handbook aims to assist lawyers worldwide, and to offer ideas and suggestions — based on PCATI’s extensive field experience — of how to provide the best legal aid while attempting to promote accountability of perpetrators and justice for the victims. Building on case studies and the collective best practices established, the handbook includes proper preparation for prison visits, suggestions for conducting an interview with a victim of torture handling difficulties, follow up action, litigation and documentation.
Join thousands of lawyers and human rights defenders around the world in fighting against the use of torture. Download Dignity and PCATI’s Handbook to Documenting Torture While Providing Legal Aid