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The Istanbul Protocol a guide to documenting torture

Miriam Wernicke , Dr Jose Quiroga, Ms Felicitas Treue

Bringing torturers and those authorising torture to justice sends a strong warning to all existing and would-be perpetrators. But despite the fact that torture is illegal always and everywhere, torturers are rarely brought to justice, and impunity remains one of the most serious obstacles to the effective prevention of torture

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Recorded at the 8th International conference of the International Society for Health and Human Rights in Lima, Peru in October 2008  
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Miriam Wernicke

Legal Advisor, IRCT (The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims), Lawyer, LLM. Specialisation in International and Human Rights Law

Current responsibilities include support and advice on legal aspects of projects, corporate issues, advocacy and co-operation with international organisations. Has previously worked in Germany, South Africa and France on human rights and humanitarian law-related issues.

Miriam can provide training on various legal issues and speaks native German, fluent English and fluent French.

Dr Jose Quiroga

Dr. Jose Quiroga, a cardiologist Co-founded with Ana Deutsch in 1980 'The program for Torture Victims" PTV.  He is a former assistant professor in the UCLA School of Public Health, and Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology at UCLA.

Dr. Quiroga serves on the Executive Board of the Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles, and is a Vice President on the Executive Committee of the International Rehabilitation Council for Victims of Torture based in Copenhagen.

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Jose Quiroga

Ms Felicitas Treue

Felicitas Treue, psychologist and psychotherapist,  Co-founder of the Collective against Torture and Impunity (Colectivo Contra la Tortura y la Impunidad) in Mexico, an independent human rights organization dedicated to the struggle against torture and support for torture survivors, their families and communities.

Experience in the field of rehabilitation of torture survivors, training for health and legal professionals and as a psychological expert at the Interamerican Court for Human Rights.

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