The physical affidavit is a legal document completed by a physician who has been trained in evaluating physical and pathological evidence of violence and torture. The affidavit provides an outline of the physicians qualifications, the physicians account of the signs of violence and torture, and justification for asylum granting in the United States. To access a sample of a physical affidavit, please click on the link above.
The psychiatric evaluation is a legal document completed by a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist trained in evaluating psychological evidence and consequences of violence and torture. The affidavit provides an outline of the psychiatrist's or clinical psychiatrist's qualification, documentation of their psychological evaluation, and justification for asylum granting in the United States. To access a sample of a psychiatric affidavit, please click on the link above.
The PHR Forensic Evaluation Request Form allows an attorney to access the Physician's for Human Rights Asylum Clinic Network for an evaluation for their client. To access the forensic evaluation request form, please click on the link above.
This document provides an outline of United States Asylum Law. We highly recommend that physicians and psychiatrists conducting evaluations read this outline to familiarize themselves with the basics of Asylum law and legal proceedings. To access the PHR Asylum Law Briefing, please click on the link above.
Examining Asylum Seekers: A clinicians Guide is a comprehensive manual that provides clinicians with the information they need to conduct and document clinical evaluations of asylum seekers. It is designed to be a resource for clinicians who are new to asylum evaluations as well as for veteran evaluators who want to deepen and sharpen their skills, and includes an overview of asylum law and procedure, explains the clinician's role in verifying signs and symptoms of torture, and outlines the components of robust written and oral medical testimony.
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