Forensic expert wins first International Medical Peace Prize

We are really thrilled to congratulation Prof. Dr. Sebnem Korur Fincanci on winning the first International Medical Peace Prize.

Dr. Sebnem Korur Fincanci (centre), of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, poses with the selecting jury of the International Medical Peace Award. Photo by Samantha Staudte/IPPNW, available via Flickr through Creative Commons license.

She was chosen for her courageous opposition to human rights abuses and torture and commitment to justice and medicine.

Dr. Fincanci heads the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, an IRCT member centre, and was instrumental in the creation of the UN-endorsed Istanbul Protocol, the international standard for investigating and documenting claims of torture. In addition, she was among the seven authors of Atlas of Torture, a medical atlas of documenting torture, in conjunction with IRCT’s Senior Forensic Advisor Dr. Önder Özkalipci. Dr. Fincanci also sits on the IRCT Council, our governing body.

Read our full statement here.

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