The Istanbul Protocol (Manual on Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment) is the United Nations standard for training in the assessment of persons who allege torture and ill treatment, for investigating cases of alleged torture, and for reporting such findings to the judiciary and any other investigative body.
The EU ARTIP (Awareness Raising and Training for the Istanbul Protocol) project provides information materials, training, and e-learning for all professionals interested in the Istanbul Protocol.
June 26, 2016 - Increasing persecution of medical experts
The World Medical Association, who supports the protocol, has drawn attention to the fact, that Medical Doctors providing support and expertise for victims of torture face increasing danger http://www.wma.net/en/40news/20archives/2016/2016_14/index.html. According to WMA and the IRCT, Dr. Sebnem Korur, Professor of Forensic Medicine, expert in the ARTIP and the IRCT Forensic Experts team, a main author of the Istanbul Protocol, has been imprisoned in Turkey last week together with two critical journalists. This comes shortly after the report of her organisation, and a recent EU report on the country, drawing attention to an increasingly deteriorating human rights situation.