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

Gary J. Stadtmauer, Elizabeth Singer, Eva E. Metalios

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

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Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law

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An analytical approach to clinical forensic evaluations of asylum seekers : The Healthright International Human Rights Clinic. / Stadtmauer, Gary J.; Singer, Elizabeth; Metalios, Eva E.

In: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Vol. 17, No. 1, 01.2010, p. 41-45.

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