This service follows striclty thye Instabul Protocol and includes the first interview with the social worker, the clinical examination and assessment by the specialist doctor. A structured interview is also carried out with the team’s psychologist. The last interview is conducted by the expert on legal investigation in order to examine the specific facts described by the person during the previous interviews. All interviews are conducted with the help of a trained interpreter. Each of the specialists makes a final assessment of the findings and assesses the likelihood of the individual having been tortured, according to the scale provided by the UN “Istanbul Protocol”. Finally, with the consent of all experts, the relevant certificate (total expert report) is issued and received in person by the applicant. In addition, the applicant is referred to specialized agencies for further support.


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Send the referral form via e-mail with beneficiary's name and contact information. People may also come themselves at our offices without being referred. Services are available to anyone who wishes to be certified as a victim of torture. Other actors may freely refer people who claim, or they consider them, to be victims of torture. At every step of the procedure we take strict confidentiality measures.

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