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The Torture Reporting Handbook

How to document and respond to allegations of torture within the international system for the protection of human rights

By Camille Giffard

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Feedback and comments - Ordering information

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Feedback and comments

If you would like to comment on the Torture Reporting Handbook, please contact:

The Human Rights Centre
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester CO4 3SQ
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1206 872558
Fax: +44 1206 873428
Email: or

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Ordering information


Due to very high demand, existing stocks of the English version of the Torture Reporting Handbook have been exhausted, with outstanding orders exceeding the number of copies available. We are currently awaiting a decision from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office regarding the possibility of a further print run. Any new orders placed will be registered pending this decision but please be aware that it may not be possible to fill them for some time, if at all. Some copies are being held at British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world. In the first instance, we would therefore advise you to contact your nearest Embassy or High Commission in the hope that they may be able to supply you with a copy. Please continue to express an interest in the Handbook, particularly to your local British representatives, as continuing high demand may increase the likelihood of a further print run.

This does not affect the availability of the French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian versions. Remember that the Handbook is available to download free of charge from this site, and may be freely reproduced provided the copyright terms are respected.

Should a reprint be possible, the following charges will apply. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like any further clarification.

Price Information:

Non-governmental organisations: 
Less than 5 copies - free of charge 
5 or more copies - cost of post and packaging

Inter-governmental organisations: 
Cost of post and packaging

Academic institutions, governmental institutions, professionals, individuals: 
�10 per copy + post and packaging

If you are unsure of which category you fall under, please enquire.

Post and packaging:

UK First Class - � 2.60 per copy

Rest of the World:

Airmail (between 3-8 days):
Europe (including former USSR) - � 3.40 per copy 
North/South America - � 6.80 per copy 
Africa - � 6.80 per copy 
Asia (except South East Asia) - � 6.80 per copy 
Oceania and South East Asia - � 7.50 per copy

Surface Mail (between 2-12 weeks):
All destinations - � 3.10 per first copy; � 2.60 per additional copy

How to order

To order copies of the Handbook, please contact the Human Rights Centre (contact details above). Please include the following information with your request: number of copies; name; position; organisation; address; contact details; brief description of your organisation's activities; preferred language (English currently available; French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian versions to follow); and let us know if we may store your details in order to contact you at a later date to obtain your comments.

Alternatively, you may use the form below.

Brief description of your organisation's activities
The Human Rights Centre hopes to revise and improve the Torture Reporting Handbook in response to user feedback and may wish to contact you at a later date in order to obtain your comments.
Please tick this box if you do not want the above contact details to be stored electronically for this purpose.
The Torture Reporting Handbook is currently available in English. Other language versions will become available in Summer 2000. Please indicate the number of copies you would like in each language. The Handbook is free of charge.
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