As mentioned above, the content of the Model Curriculum is based on the Istanbul Protocol and a number of manuals and resources that were subsequently developed by Istanbul Protocol authors and editors, and their colleagues, to supplement the Istanbul Protocol, including extensive training materials developed by the IRCT and partner organisations, the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT) and Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) for the Prevention through Documentation (PtD) Project. Selected materials were excerpted and adapted from these resources to develop a comprehensive curriculum for health professionals in the course of their training. The primary resources used for the development of the Model Curriculum include:
- The Istanbul Protocol . Iacopino V, Özkalıpçı Ö, Schlar C., Allden K, Baykal T, Kirschner R, Peel M, Reyes H, Welsh (Project Coordinators/Editors). Manual on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (The Istanbul Protocol). Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. New York and Geneva, United Nations Publications HR/P/PT/8. 2001. Available at: http://www.unhchr.ch/pdf/8istprot.pdf and www. phrusa.org The Medical Documentation of Torture: Peel M, Iacopino V (Editors). Greenwich Medical Media Ltd., London; 2002: pp.1-227. Medical Investigation and Documentation of Torture: A Handbook for Health Professionals. Peel M, Lubell N, Beynon J (Editors). Human Rights Centre, University of Essex. Great Britain, 2005.
- Examining Asylum Seekers: A Health Professional’s Guide to Medical and Psychological Evaluations of Torture . Iacopino, V, Allden K, Keller A. Physicians for Human Rights. August, 2001.
- Combating Torture: A Manual for Judges and Prosecutors . Connor F. Human Rights Centre, University of Essex. Great Britain, 2003.
- The Torture Reporting Handbook: How to Document and Respond to Allegations of Torture within the International system for the protection of Human Rights . Giffard C. University of Essex. Great Britain, 2000.
- Işkence Atlaı: Işkencenin Tibbi Olarak Belgelendirilmesinde Muayene ve Tanısal Inceleme Sonuclarının Kullanılması. Özkalıpçı Ö, Şahin Ü,(Editors) Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, Istanbul,Turkey, 2007.
- Audio of interview with Sr Dianna Ortiz . National Public Radio. 1996.
- Case Examples #01  and #02  (Case Summaries, Narratives and Guidelines for Instructors). The Effective Documentation of Torture and Ill-treatment in Sudan, Khartoum, February, 21-24 2006. Physicians for Human Rights, REDRESS, the Sudanese Organization Against Torture (SOAT) and the AMEL Treatment Centre.
- PtD Training Materials (IRCT Prevention through Documentation (PtD) Training Materials): The PtD training programme was developed in collaboration between the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, REDRESS, Physicians for Human Rights and the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (see: PreventingTorture.org  ). The legal materials were developed by REDRESS and Hulya Üçcpınar with comments provided by Anna-Lena Svensson-McCarthy. The medical and psychological materials were developed by Stine Amris, Margriet Blaauw, Türkcan Baykal, Lis Danielsen, Emre Kapkin, Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Caroline Schlar and Ole Vedel Rasmussen with comments provided by Vincent Iacopino and Thomas Wenzel. The primary materials selected for the Model Curriculum include (available at: PreventingTorture.org  ):
- Action Against Torture: A Practical Guide to the Istanbul Protocol for Lawyers  (pdf), October 2007.
- Trainers’ Guidelines for Health Professionals: Training of Users  (pdf), August 2007.
- Psychological Evaluation of Torture Allegations: An International Training Manual  (pdf), 2007.
- Medical Physical Examination of Alleged Torture Victims: A Practical Guide to the Istanbul Protocol for Medical Doctors  (pdf), 2004.
- Dermatologic Findings after Alleged Torture  (PowerPoint file) (pdf version ). Lis Danielsen and Ole Vedel Rasmussen, IRCT 2004-2005.
- Torture Methods  (PowerPoint file). Ole Vedel Rasmussen, IRCT 2004-2005.
Each Module contains a list of the primary resources used for its development. It is important to note that clinicians who conduct forensic medical evaluations of alleged victims of torture and ill-treatment should be familiar with the entire content of the Istanbul Protocol, especially if they refer to the application of Istanbul Protocol standards in their medico-legal report(s).