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Procedural Safeguards for Detainees

Ensuring procedural safeguards for detainees is essential for the safety and security of detainees, to earn the detainees trust, respect his or her privacy, and ensure confidentiality (See Procedural Safeguards for Detainees, Module 2). Disregard for certain procedural safeguards may not only result in inaccurate medical evaluation, but also the possibility of administrative and/or criminal santions against the medical expert responsible for forensic documentation of torture and ill-treatment. As described in Module 2, procedural safeguards for detainees can be summarised as follows: