1st Edition

Monitoring Detention, Custody, Torture and Ill-treatment A Practical Approach to Prevention and Documentation

Edited By Jason Payne-James, Jonathan Beynon, Duarte Vieira Copyright 2017
    320 Pages
    by CRC Press

    320 Pages
    by CRC Press

    This landmark practical guide assists all those involved in monitoring detention conditions and investigating and preventing torture. The prestigious global author team identify the medical, legal and professional frameworks and international instruments applicable to those detained, and highlight how torture or other cruel and inhuman degrading treatments or punishments are identified, investigated and should be prevented.

    · A comprehensive and wide range of detention settings and circumstances are covered including police stations, prisons, mental health, and social care civil conditions to prisoner of war, detention camps, military, and armed conflict.

    · Advice, monitoring, and assessment is given for special groups, including the custody of women, children, vulnerable adults, and individuals on hunger strike

    · Practical guidelines are given for the assessment of ill-treatment of individuals in custody including sexual abuse

    · Online links to the latest legal, ethical, and medical guidelines for key countries help to make this book appropriate for all.

    Challenging, thought-provoking yet thoroughly practical, this book is essential reading for anyone involved in the monitoring of detention conditions and the treatment and investigation of individuals in any form of custody. The content is aimed primarily at healthcare professionals but it also highly relevant for anyone who may form part of a visiting team, including lay individuals, lawyers and law enforcement professionals, as well as for academics.

    International Legal Framework on Torture by Juan E. Méndez

    The Role and Responsibilities of Health Professionals Involved in the Care of Those in Detention by Jørgen L. Thomsen

    Standards Applicable in the Prevention of Torture in Places of Detention by Jonathan Beynon

    Healthcare for Those in Detention by Michael Levy

    Psychological Assessment and Documentation of Torture in Detention by Nimisha Patel

    Assessment of Physical Evidence of Torture or Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment during Visits to Places of Detention by Jason Payne-James, Jonathan Beynon, and Duarte Nuno Vieira.

    Radiology in the Documentation of Torture and Ill-treatment by H. Vogel

    Management of Hunger Strikes in Detention by Hernán Reyes

    Legal Aspects of Detention in Military Detention by Peter Glenser & Kirsty Sutherland

    Sexual Assault in Detention by Jason Payne-James

    Children in Detention by Peter Green

    Investigation of Ill Treatment During Detention by Hernán Reyes

    Investigation of Deaths in Custody by M. Bollmann, M. Tidball-Binz, B. Elger and P. Mangin

    The Istanbul Protocol: Development, Practical Applications and Future Directions by Vincent Iacopino

    Dilemmas for Healthcare Professionals Involved in the Care of Detainees by Máximo Alberto Duque Piedrahíta

    Solitary confinement: Current concerns and Proposed Protections by Sharon Shalev & Jonathan Beynon


    Dr Jason Payne-James LLM MSc FRCS FFFLM DFM, Consultant Forensic Physician; Honorary Senior Lecturer, Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry; Director, Forensic Healthcare Services Ltd, UK

    Dr Jonathan Beynon MB BS BSc MA, DTM&H, Independent consultant in the prevention of torture, monitoring conditions of detention and health in detention. Member of the Independent Medical Advisory Panel of the Council of Europe for advising on health in detention, UK

    Professor Duarte Nuno Vieira MD, MSc, PhD, Head of the National Institute of Forensic Medicine; Chief Forensic Pathologist, Portugal; Full Professor of Forensic Medicine, Forensic Sciences, Ethics & Medical Law, University of Coimbra, Portugal