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01 Jan 2001 description

This manual is intended to serve as an international guideline for the assessment of persons who allege torture and ill-treatment , for investigating cases of alleged torture, and for reporting findings to the judiciary or any other investigative body. It includes annexes with principles for the investigation and documentation of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, diagnostic tests, anatomical drawings for the documentation of torture and ill-treatment, and guidelines for the medical evaluation of torture and ill-treatment.

01 Jan 2001 description

This handbook has been developed to assist United Nations colleagues understand and appreciate the human rights system within the context of the United Nations Organization.
In particular, it seeks to assist new UN colleagues, and those working outside the human rights secretariat, in understanding the concept of human rights, the obligations of the Organization to promote and protect human rights, and how the UN discharges this obligation.

It handbook is divided into five parts, providing an overview of the following areas: