IRRC No. 903

Book review: Does Torture Prevention Work?

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Does Torture Prevention Work?, by Dr Richard Carver from Oxford Brookes University and Dr Lisa Handley, an independent scholar from the United States, is the first independent and global study of the impact of torture prevention measures. The research provides important new insights into the most effective ways to reduce incidences of torture. Carver and Handley led a team of researchers in fourteen countries, and asked them to look at torture and prevention mechanisms over a thirty-year period. Their research demonstrates that torture can be prevented.

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