Legal services: Best, promising, and emerging practices

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Germain, Regina & Leslie E. Vélez. "Legal services: Best, promising, and emerging practices." TORTURE. Volume 21, No. 1 (2011). (Link is to full article PDF on IRCT site.)

This paper discusses legal processes and the critical need for torture survivors’ access to seek justice. The focus is on the psycho-social benefits of various forms of legal intervention as part of a multi-disciplinary approach of recovery. Six studies on current promising and emerging practices from the U.S. and other countries which document the therapeutic effect of law in the treatment of survivors of torture and other traumas are reviewed. The authors have analyzed these articles with the intent of providing insight into practices that have proven to be effective and can be replicated and built upon.


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