The Guardianship of the 1951 Convention
This is the responsibility of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
Type 'The guardianship of the 1951 Convention' in the UNHCR search box on the home page to access.
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The Torture-Reporting Handbook
This is produced by the University of Essex to advise NGOs working in other countries about the documentation of torture and related international processes, including many of those relating to refugees. It is available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish and English.
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Examining Asylum Seekers: A Physician's Guide to Medical and Psychological Evaluations of Torture
The manual includes an overview of political asylum law and procedure in the US, explains the physician's role in verifying signs and symptoms consistent with torture, and reviews components of appropriate written and oral medical testimony. It also includes a number of sample medical and psychological affidavits from real asylum cases. The manual is designed to be a resource for newcomers to asylum evaluations as well as experienced evaluators with questions on specific issues. Much of the manual is relevant to UK practitioners.
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The Medical Foundation Caring for the Victims of Torture
A valuable resource - this link offers information on refugees issues and torture.
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Resources Finder for Torture Victims, Asylum-Seekers, & Refugees
This US site provides over 100 links to resources including: major centers, online courses (e.g., Caring for Refugees and Survivors of Torture: An Internet Course), legal services, information about asylum and refuge, networks of torture survivors human rights organizations providing information and services, guides to assessment.
Also links to valuable on line resources.
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