Survivors' Stories

Patson Muzuwa
Zimbabwean

I was electrifed, put in a drum of cold water and beaten under the foot uncountable times.

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Documenting torture

Any information or documentation you have in relation to allegations of torture could be potentially useful. Below is an incomplete list of the type of information that is most commonly available and useful.

The following are helpful to document torture:

The proper documentation of torture serves a number of purposes. These include (1):

For further information on the Istanbul Protocol, this website is a helpful resource.

Challenges with documenting torture:

1.     As stated in the Principles on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.The set of principles, known as the Istanbul Protocol  was included in the United Nations General Assembly resolution 55/89 4 December 2000 (Annex). 


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