Combating torture: a manual for judges and prosecutors
Author: Conor Foley
Publisher: The Human Rights Centre, University of Essex
Year: 2003

This manual has been written as an information resource for judges and prosecutors throughout the world in order to assist them to prevent and investigate acts of torture. Based on international standards, it also contains check-lists of good practice and advice that should be applicable in any legal system. Given the different legal systems, rules of evidence and methods of procedure that exist in different countries it is not possible to produce a detailed legal reference book that will be universally applicable in every jurisdiction. This manual instead aims to provide a practical guide for judges and prosecutors whose decisions may, in many cases, have a direct impact on the problem of torture and other prohibited forms of ill-treatment.