Medico-Legal Documentation

Few and rare are the cases where torture victims and survivors have access to external evidence to support their claims. Medico-legal documentation aims to right this wrong, providing advocates and healthcare professionals an ethical basis and professional knowledge to document the torture or abuse claimed by complainants. PCATI is the only organization in Israel with the means and know-how to conduct professional training and evaluations based on the principles outlined in the “Istanbul Protocol”, the main guidelines used in this field.