An analytical approach to clinical forensic evaluations of asylum seekers: The Healthright International Human Rights Clinic

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Abstract

Healthright International, formerly Doctors of the World-USA, has for the past 15 years trained clinicians to perform forensic medical evaluations of torture survivors. As the burden of proof in asylum cases in the United States has increased, so has the scrutinizing of the evidence presented. We present a series of cases in which the scars themselves bear testimony to the applicant's case, bolstering the importance of photography in these cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-45
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2010

Keywords

  • Asylum
  • Clinical forensics
  • Scar
  • Scar pattern
  • Torture

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