Visits to detained torture victims by the ICRC (I): Management, documentation, and follow-up

2000Marina Staiff ICRC

What good and what harm can visits to detained torture victims do? This question is deliberately provocative, for it may seem somewhat unreasonable to wonder how visits to prisoners (l) who have been seriously ill-treated and even tortured could themselves do harm if those visits are carried out by an independent organization staffed by well-intentioned individuals following recognized procedures .

Key wordsmental health / prison / social support / torture / treatment