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

Marina Staiff ICRC, 2000

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 .

Updated April 10, 2012.

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