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Multidisciplinary approach to documentation

Although straightforward allegations of torture can be documented by a health professional on his or her own, the investigation and documentation of torture is ideally a joint effort to be carried out by a number of actors with expertise in different fields. These usually include a lawyer, health professional and human rights monitor. Others who play an important part in the effort are judges, the police, the media, and of course the individuals and their families.