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Expert reports

We prepare medical-psychological assessments, ensuring comprehensive psycholegal support for victims. We specialize in applying the Istanbul Protocol, the international manual for the legal and forensic documentation of alleged cases of ill-treatment or torture.

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We advocate for reporting cases of violence and abuse. We work to end torture.

NEWS

Colaboramos con los principales equipos jurídicos de Derechos Humanos del país elaborando peritajes médico-psicológicos en relación a:

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Istanbul Protocol

Medical-psychological documentation, primarily based on the Istanbul Protocol, for strategic litigation and criminal cases.
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Collective expert assessments

Collective expert assessments and studies to evaluate collective harm in situations of violence, focusing on the concept of Torturing Environments.
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International Protection

Preparation of medical-psychological reports for applicants seeking International Protection.
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Impact reports

Documentation and investigation of cases of abuse and mistreatment to support legal proceedings.
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Care

Assistance to witnesses and victims in legal proceedings.

CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS

Strategic and criminal litigation for cases related to:

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Historical memory

Since 2017, the organization has conducted expert assessments on 26 cases of torture during the Francoist dictatorship and the Transition period, using the Istanbul Protocol.
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Monographic reports

We have participated in a study that produced over 200 Istanbul Protocols documenting the history of repression and torture in the Basque Country.
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Social Rights

We document the suffering resulting from the violation of the right to housing and other social rights.
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Deprivation of freedom

Cases of abuse and torture in prisons, juvenile centers, immigration detention centers (CIEs), or socio-sanitary internment centers.
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Right to protest

Cases of mistreatment and torture during the exercise of protest.
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Border Violence

Documentation of mistreatment and torture in immigration detention facilities, border crossings, or "pushbacks".
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Liability claims

Consultancy on reparative measures, including property claims.

CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS

Informes y peritajes para casos de protección internacional:

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International Protection

Psychological and medical assessments to support the reports of international protection applicants
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Impact assessment

Impact assessment with transcultural perspective.
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Clinical reports

Psychiatric clinical reports for impact assessment

Additionally, we also do:

Expert assessments in Spanish, Catalan, Basque, English, or French.

Analysis of facts and impacts, including hypotheses of causality and credibility analysis of allegations.

Clinical report of injuries

Liability claims

Collective expert assessments for cases where the rights of a group or communit are violated."

Sociological studies to support expert assessment processes.

This work is developed through a comprehensive process that includes:

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Viability

In expert testimonies, assessing the legal viability of the case from the expert's perspective.
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Team work

Working together with the legal team of the center, we developed a cohesive strategy.
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Care

We provide careful attention to the victim's traumatic and grieving processes, offering psychotherapeutic support both before and after the criminal proceedings.
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Travel

Travel when necessary, including to penitentiary facilities or border areas.

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The Center for the Care of Victims of Torture, Sira,
is a network of therapeutic, legal, and psychosocial support,
specializing in contexts of violence.

Calle Pinos Baja, 41
28029 Madrid

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