The Istanbul Protocol (IP) sets out universal guidelines for the production of rigorous, objective and reliable evidence about allegations of torture and ill-treatment.This paper explores the practical challenges faced by civil society in using the IP in Low Income Countries. It is based on qualitative research in 3 case studies: Nepal, Kenya and Bangladesh.
This work is part of ‘A Comparative Analysis of the Documentation of Torture and Ill-Treatment in Low-Income Countries’ project supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the UK Department for International Development.
Kelly, T, Sharma, J, Jensen, S, Koch Andersen, M , Christiansen, C 2016, ‘A comparative study of the use
of the Istanbul Protocol amongst civil society organisations in low-income countries’ TORTURE - Journal on
Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention of Torture, vol. 26, no. 3, 6, pp. 60-73.
A comparative study of the use of the Istanbul Protocol amongst civil society organisations in low-income countries
Published 31 December 2016