This landmark practical guide assists all those involved in monitoring detention conditions and investigating and preventing torture. The prestigious global author team identify the medical, legal and professional frameworks and international instruments applicable to those detained, and highlight how torture or other cruel and inhuman degrading treatments or punishments are identified, investigated and should be prevented.
· A comprehensive and wide range of detention settings and circumstances are covered including police stations, prisons, mental health, and social care civil conditions to prisoner of war, detention camps, military, and armed conflict.
· Advice, monitoring, and assessment is given for special groups, including the custody of women, children, vulnerable adults, and individuals on hunger strike
· Practical guidelines are given for the assessment of ill-treatment of individuals in custody including sexual abuse
· Online links to the latest legal, ethical, and medical guidelines for key countries help to make this book appropriate for all.
Challenging, thought-provoking yet thoroughly practical, this book is essential reading for anyone involved in the monitoring of detention conditions and the treatment and investigation of individuals in any form of custody. The content is aimed primarily at healthcare professionals but it also highly relevant for anyone who may form part of a visiting team, including lay individuals, lawyers and law enforcement professionals, as well as for academics.
Dr Jason Payne-James LLM MSc FRCS FFFLM DFM, Consultant Forensic Physician; Honorary Senior Lecturer, Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry; Director, Forensic Healthcare Services Ltd, UK
Dr Jonathan Beynon MB BS BSc MA, DTM&H, Independent consultant in the prevention of torture, monitoring conditions of detention and health in detention. Member of the Independent Medical Advisory Panel of the Council of Europe for advising on health in detention, UK
Professor Duarte Nuno Vieira MD, MSc, PhD, Head of the National Institute of Forensic Medicine; Chief Forensic Pathologist, Portugal; Full Professor of Forensic Medicine, Forensic Sciences, Ethics & Medical Law, University of Coimbra, Portugal
International Legal Framework on Torture by Juan E. Méndez
The Role and Responsibilities of Health Professionals Involved in the Care of Those in Detention by Jørgen L. Thomsen
Standards Applicable in the Prevention of Torture in Places of Detention by Jonathan Beynon
Healthcare for Those in Detention by Michael Levy
Psychological Assessment and Documentation of Torture in Detention by Nimisha Patel
Assessment of Physical Evidence of Torture or Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment during Visits to Places of Detention by Jason Payne-James, Jonathan Beynon, and Duarte Nuno Vieira.
Radiology in the Documentation of Torture and Ill-treatment by H. Vogel
Management of Hunger Strikes in Detention by Hernán Reyes
Legal Aspects of Detention in Military Detention by Peter Glenser & Kirsty Sutherland
Sexual Assault in Detention by Jason Payne-James
Children in Detention by Peter Green
Investigation of Ill Treatment During Detention by Hernán Reyes
Investigation of Deaths in Custody by M. Bollmann, M. Tidball-Binz, B. Elger and P. Mangin
The Istanbul Protocol: Development, Practical Applications and Future Directions by Vincent Iacopino
Dilemmas for Healthcare Professionals Involved in the Care of Detainees by Máximo Alberto Duque Piedrahíta
Solitary confinement: Current concerns and Proposed Protections by Sharon Shalev & Jonathan Beynon