Professional Workshop on the Istanbul Protocol
In April PCATI held a professional workshop on the Istanbul Protocol – the internationally recognized manual for identifying and documenting torture - in Tel Aviv. The participants were lawyers, health- and mental-health professionals, who had taken part in previous trainings on documenting torture held by PCATI.
The workshop focused on detention conditions: their importance and their effect on torture survivors, both Palestinians and from the refugee communities resident in Israel. The workshop was developed with volunteers in PCATI's legal-medical team, and was attended by 27 professionals: 12 mental health professionals, 7 physicians, and 8 legal professionals.