Monitoring Detention, Custody, Torture and Ill-treatment: A Practical Approach to Prevention and Documentation

Jason Payne-James, Jonathan Beynon, Duarte Vieira

September 12, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 306 Pages
ISBN 9781444167320 - CAT# K18711

USD$89.95

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Features

  • Covers civilian and military situations
  • Includes signs and what to look for in suspected cases of ill-treatment, abuse, and torture
  • Provides advice on monitoring groups of vulnerable adults and the detention of women and children

Summary

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.

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