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Role of the NGO member in the team

Experience over the past decades has shown that human rights NGOs vary in mandate, focus, and methods, but some can contribute in important ways to the documentation of torture and subsequent legal action:

Although the circumstances vary considerably between countries, generally it is better for an NGO to be open about its activities in helping survivors of torture and to develop links with relevant regional and international bodies; this makes it easier to seek protection from intimidation by the national authorities.