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2018-07-02

DCAF organized in close collaboration with the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Health a public event as part of the launch of a new guidebook on forensic evidence of alleged Torture and Ill-treatment.

DCAF organized in close collaboration with the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Health a public event as part of the launch of a new guidebook on forensic evidence of alleged Torture and Ill-treatment.

Tunis, June 22, 2018: As part of the launch of this new guide DCAF organized a public event in the presence of HE the Minister of Justice Ghazi Jeribi and HE Minister of Health Imed Hammami, as well as many senior officials of the Ministry of Justice, Health, Home Affairs, Defense and civil society, including INPT.

 

This bilingual guide was developed by a group of Tunisian experts composed of five medical examiners and five Tunisian magistrates as part of an inclusive and consultative process launched in May 2015, including medical and legal experts from all over the world. regions of the country. It is a totally bilingual document in French and Arabic that meets the specific needs of Tunisian health and justice professionals involved in criminal investigations, persons working in the prison sector, security agents, lawyers, civil society, the media and the victims.

 

As part of this publishing event, working group members presented the process that led to the development of this guide, as well as the various parts of it, including lexicon and standardized documents. The latter ensure harmonization of the terminology used by magistrates and forensic scientists in the documentation and investigation of allegations of torture and thereby strengthen protection against this scourge.

 

This project is funded through the DCAF Trust Fund for North Africa (TFNA). The Fund is financed by Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Sweden, and Switzerland. Further information on DCAF is available on the DCAF website or on the DCAF Tunisia website.