Documentation of Torture and Mental (Psychiatric) Findings


CAN İ. Ö., Ulas H., Unuvar U.

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDERS, VOLS 1 AND 2, pp.869-886, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

Abstract

Torture is a crime against humanity and still exists despite absolute prohibition by human rights and humanitarian law. Manual on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment provides international standards for mental evaluations for medical documentation of torture. In medicolegal evaluation of trauma patients, the biopsychological effects of the trauma and the severity of the injuries are required to be evaluated. Documentation is essential for torture victims.