This guide is part of a series of Practice Notes designed to support holistic strategic litigation on behalf of torture survivors. It is aimed at lawyers, researchers, activists, and health professionals who assist torture survivors in the litigation process.  It reproduces the substantive provisions of key international and regional legal instruments on the protection against and prevention of torture. It can be used to identify the elements of the crime of torture in the context of international and regional human rights law, humanitarian and criminal law, and provides for standards on redress and the treatment of persons in detention. It can help inform legal arguments and provide for quick reference at hearings or meetings. REDRESS would like to thank the Matrix Causes Fund and the United Nations’ Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture for their generous support of this project.