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Istanbul Protocol

Manual on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

  • Author: UN, OHCHR
  • Publication date: November 2001
  • Page count: 84
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 01.XIV.1

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Although international human rights and humanitarian law consistently prohibit torture under any circumstance, torture and ill-treatment are practiced in more than half the world's countries. This manual was developed to enable states to address one of the most fundamental concerns in protecting individuals from torture - effective documentation. The Istanbul Protocol is intended to serve as international guidelines for investigating cases of alleged torture and for reporting findings to the judiciary or any other investigative body.