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Independent Forensic Expert Group

 

Drawing on expertise from across the globe, the IRCT, in partnership with Copenhagen University Department of Forensic Medicine, has established an expert group of independent forensic specialists.

 

The group will serve as a reference point, providing technical advice on specific issues as well as participating in missions to examine alleged torture survivors and draw up impartial medico-legal reports. Furthermore, the experts will advocate for the increased use of medical evidence and continue to build a body of knowledge on the subject of forensic documentation.

 

 

List of the group members:

 

Alempijevic, Djordje (see CV)

Associate professor, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Belgrade

Serbia

 

Beriashvili, Rusudan

Associate Professor of Forensic Medicine, Tblisi State Medical University,

Georgia

 

Beynon, Joe

Medical doctor,  Independent expert on visits to places of detention and the documentation of torture. Formerly Co-ordinator for Health in Detention, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva,

Switzerland

 

Deutsch, Ana

Co-founder and Clinical Director,  Program for Torture Victims, Los Angeles

USA

 

Duque, Maximo Alberto Piedrahita

Forensic Pathologist, former head of national forensic services in Colombia

Colombia

 

Duterte, Pierre (see CV)
Medical doctor and psychotherapist, private practice therapist/family counselor, 

Founder of Parcours d'Exil

 

van Es, Adriaan (see CV)

Coordinator, International Federation of Health and Human Rights Organisations

Netherlands

 

Fernando, Ravindra

Senior Professor of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, University of Colombo
Sri Lanka

 

Fincanci, Sebnem Korur

Professor in forensic medicine, Istanbul University, member of IRCT council

Turkey

 

Hansen, Steen Holger (see CV)

Deputy Chief Pathologist
Denmark

 

Hardi, Lilla (see CV)

Psychiatrist, head of section on torture issues at WPA, director of Cordelia Foundation

Hungary

 

Hougen, Hans Petter (see CV)

Professor; Chief Forensic Pathologist

Denmark

 

Iacopino, Vincent (see CV)

Senior Medical Advisor, Physicians for Human Rights; Adjunct Professor of Medicine,

University of Minnesota Medical School

USA

 

Leth, Peter Mygind

Deputy Chief Forensic Pathologist, Institute of Forensic Medicine

Denmark

 

Louahlia, Said

Quebec, Canada, Former Professor of Department of forensic Pathology, Morocco,

Founding member and past President of MAFS

Morocco

 

Mendonça, Maria Cristina (see CV)

Consultant Forensic Pathologist, Portuguese National Institute of Forensic Medicine.

Professor of Forensic Medicine, University of Coimbra

Portugal

 

Modvig, Jens

Health Programme Manager, Clinical Associate Professor, Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims,

Former Secretary-General of IRCT

Denmark

 

Morcillo Mendez, Maria-Dolores (see CV)

Forensic Medical Doctor, National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences
Colombia

 

Noring, Ulla

Psychiatrist, Ministry of Justice

Denmark

 

Özkalipci, Önder (see CV)

Forensic Physician

Turkey

 

Payne-James, Jason (see CV)
Consultant Forensic Physician,  Director Forensic Healthcare Services Ltd, Honorary Senior Lecturer

Cameron Forensic Medical Sciences. Barts & the London School of Medicine & Dentistry, London,  

President of WPMO
UK

 

Peel, Michael
General Pracitioner - Clinical Lead for Central London Community Healthcare; Former senior medical examiner at Medical Foundation
UK

 

Pounder, Derrick
Forensic Pathology professor, University of Dundee
UK

 

Pross, Christian (see CV)
Center Survive, Center for the Treatment of Torture Victims, Berlin/Germany;

Professor of psychotrauma-tology at Charité University Medical Center, Berlin
Germany

 

Quiroga, Jose
Medical Director of the Program for Torture Survivors, Los Angeles;

Former assistant professor in the UCLA School of Public Health
Chile

 

Rasmussen, Ole Vedel (see CV)
Former member of CAT and CPT
Denmark

 

Reyes, Hernàn 

ICRC doctor working on detention issues since 1982; currently based in Beijing

Chile/Switzerland

 

Rogde, Sidsel (see CV)
Forensic Pathology Professor
Norway

 

Sajantila, Antti
Professor, Specialist in forensic medicine

Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine, Hjelt Institute, University of Helsinki

Finland

 

Somasundaram, Daya (see CV)
Clinical Associate Professor, Discipline of Psychiatry, University of Adelaide
Sri Lanka

 

Thomsen, Jørgen Lange
Professor,  Institute of Forensic Medicine, Odense, Denmark
Denmark

 

Tidball-Binz, Morris (see CV)
Forensic coordinator, Assistance Division

International Committee of the Red Cross

Argentina/ Switzerland

 

Treue, Felicitas
Psychologist and psychotherapist;

General Coordinator, Colectivo Contra la Tortura y la Impunidad, Mexico
Germany

 

Vanezis, Peter
Forensic pathologist; Professor
UK

 

Vieira, Duarte Nuno (see CV)
Former President of IAFS, IALM, WPMO and ECLM;

Professor of Forensic Medicine and Forensic Sciences, University of Coimbra; Head of the National Institute of Forensic Medicine of Portugal
Portugal

 

 

 

 
 

Video interviews

 

Watch short video interviews with Dr Hernan Reyes and Prof Duarte Nuno Vieira, two of the members of the IRCT Forensic Expert Group.

 

Dr. Hernan Reyes: Why is documentation of torture important? Watch this short video interview and learn about the importance of documenting torture and the challenges faced by forensic experts in the investigation and documentation of torture.

 

Video interview with Dr. Hernan Reyes 

 

 

Prof Duarte Nuno Vieira: The role and challenges of a forensic expert. Watch this short video interview and learn about the role and challenges faced by forensic experts in the investigation and documentation of torture.

 

Video interview with Prof. Duarte Nuno Vieira

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