Legal Assistance for Survivors of Torture

This webinar, from 9/12/2007, features Michael Ortiz, Carolina Sheinfeld, and Emily Carey. The presentation includes discussion of eligibility criteria for forms of immigration relief available to survivors of torture, effective coordination between torture treatment and legal service providers in immigration court proceedings, and post-asylum legal services for survivors of torture.

This webinar is presented as a part of the National Capacity Building (NCB) webinar series. NCB is a project of the Center for Victims of Torture.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Learning Objective 1: To identify eligibility criteria for forms of immigration relief available to survivors of torture.

Learning Objective 2: Effective coordination between torture treatment and legal service providers in immigration court proceedings.

  • Didier, Emmanuel. (2004). The Examination and Cross Examination of Victims and Perpetrators of Acts of Torture. RAHAT Medical Journal, Vol. 2 No. 2. RAHAT; Islamabad, Pakistan, pp. 13-26. 

  • Brodsky, Stanley L. (1991). Testifying in Court: Guidelines and Maxims for the Expert Witness,  American Psychological Association (APA)

  • PPT presentation: Psychological Evaluation of Asylum Seekers as Therapeutic Process  (Gangsei, Deutsch), 2006

Learning Objective 3: To discuss post- asylum legal services for survivors of torture.

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