Medical evidence is one of many types of substantiation given to allegations of torture and other ill-treatment, and will often be used in conjunction with other forms of evidence. These will commonly include:
- The individual’s statement
- Witness statements
- Other forms of third party evidence, such as the testimony of a forensic scientist or other expert
- Objective evidence of a widespread occurrence of torture in the circumstances referred to
- Anything else which can help to support and prove an allegation.