Compilation of guides intended as auxiliary instruments to the Istanbul Protocol and developed as a source of practical reference for health and legal professionals engaged in the investigation and documentation of cases alleged torture.
A Practical Guide to the Istanbul Protocol - for lawyers
Aimed at lawyers working to assist survivors of torture through legal means. Describes the various international standards contained in the Istanbul Protocol, details international jurisprudence supporting such standards and outlines practical ways for lawyers to seek to have these standards recognised and implemented at the national level.
English (PDF file - 626 Kb)
French (PDF file - 684 Kb)
Spanish (PDF file - 672 Kb)
Counter-terrorism and Torture - A Primer
Torture by Non-state Actors - A Primer
Victims of Torture and Access to Justice - A Primer
A Practical Guide to the Istanbul Protocol - for medical doctors
Aimed at medical doctors who aim to document cases of alleged torture. Gives additional information on the physical consequences of torture.
English (PDF file - 518 Kb)
French (PDF file - 538 Kb)
Spanish (PDF file - 534 Kb)
A Practical Guide to the Istanbul Protocol - for psychologists
Aimed at mental health professionals. Discusses significant points and frequently asked questions, and points out critical situations that the clinician might face during the psychological evaluation of alleged torture victims.
English (PDF file - 470 Kb)
French (PDF file - 475 Kb)
Spanish (PDF file - 492 Kb)