Preventing Torture – the role of physicians and their professional organisations

Preventing Torture: the role of physicians and their professional organisations: principles and practice was originally launched with a Comment piece in the Lancet.

The report considers how professional medical bodies can more effectively work towards eliminating torture, both through the support they give their members, and in their response to medical complicity.

It considers five country case studies: the United States, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Israel and Italy, and concludes with recommendations for National Medical Associations and for the World Medical Association.

There is clear evidence that there is still much to be done both to protect medical professionals who expose torture, and to prevent medical complicity in it.

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