Navigation Links
In Wake of ICRC Report, Health Professionals Must Be Held Accountable for Torture
Date:4/7/2009

target="_blank" title="non-partisan commission">non-partisan commission to probe these crimes."

PHR helped create the ethical prohibitions against health professional participation in national security interrogations. Consistent with previous PHR findings, the ICRC report concludes that "the interrogation process is contrary to international law and the participation of health personnel in such a process is contrary to international standards of medical ethics." The ICRC report also finds that "their primary purpose appears to have been to serve the interrogation process, and not the patient. In so doing the health personnel have condoned, and participated in ill-treatment."

In a report released last year, Broken Laws, Broken Lives: Medical Evidence of Torture by US Personnel and Its Impact, former detainees medically evaluated by PHR reported similar instances of medical complicity in torture. Hafez, an Iraqi detainee who was held at Abu Ghraib, reports that his arm was dislocated during an abusive interrogation. He states that an individual, whom he believed was a doctor, put his arm back in place and told the interrogators to "continue".

Since 2005, PHR has documented the systematic use of psychological torture by the US during its interrogations of suspected terrorists at Guantanamo, in Iraq and Afghanistan, and elsewhere. Additionally, PHR has worked to mobilize the health professional community, particularly the professional associations, such as the American Medical Association, to adopt strong ethical prohibitions against direct participation in interrogations. PHR is a 1997 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Contact: Jonathan Hutson, Cell: 857-919-5130

###

Read the full story at http:/
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. U.S.News & World Report, NCQA Release Annual Rankings for Americas Best Health Plans
2. Gateway Health Plan Ranked Again Among Americas Best Health Plans According to U.S. News & World Report, NCQA
3. The Rudd Report, Dated April 18, 2008, Updates AMDLs Recent Achievements
4. New Website Launched, The Robot Report, Tracking The Business of Robotics
5. For Medical Device Makers, Full Spectrum Software Releases New Software Technical Report, QA Software Automation and Software Testing
6. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
7. UCLA researchers identify markers that may predict diabetes in still-healthy people
8. Air pollution linked to cardiovascular risk indices in healthy young adults
9. More proof needed of safety and quality of electronic personal health records
10. Health care incentive model offers collaborative approach
11. Loneliness is bad for your health
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
In Wake of ICRC Report, Health Professionals Must Be Held Accountable for Torture 
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 Helen Harris’ RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa) ... California after an 8 year battle with breast cancer. ... evening in her home in Woodland Hills California after ... , As the founder and volunteer ... pioneered and championed many of today's greatest breakthroughs in ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, LunaDress.co.uk has updated its blog to provide professional shopping ... of the models at LunaDress.co.uk come with big discounts, up to ... veil can turn out to be a most exciting memory and ... always bring surprise to a wedding. On the updated fashion blog, ... veils for a big day . , Going out with friends ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Dec. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of ... holidays, so you need to be extra cautious, an ... we see a significant increase in patients coming in ... the Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center of Stony ... should be full of joy, but if not careful, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among early stage breast cancer ... half of one percent will eventually develop leukemia as ... The finding comes from a review of more ... 2007, and it suggests that the risk for developing ... had previously thought. "The frequency of bone marrow ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... AngelWeddingDress.com tries its best to translate ... Today, the business has introduced its new collection of ... promotion. , The new prom outfits are guaranteed to ... lover. They are specially designed for 2015. Anyone who ... should visit its website before Jan. 26, 2015, the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 2Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 3Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 4Health News:LunaDress Provides Professional Tips On Shopping Wedding And Prom Dresses 2Health News:Don't Let Burns Mar Your Holidays 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 3Health News:Angelweddingdress 2015 Prom Dresses Online Now 2
... - Medical Education Program Assists Children With Chronic Illness; ... ... The Centene Foundation for Quality,Healthcare announced today that it has ... its Medical Education Program (MEP).,Texas Parent to Parent is a statewide ...
... of high mercury,content in tuna sampled from New York ... the health benefits,versus the safety of the fish they ... the recommended 12 ounces of fish a week for ... risk of contamination,from mercury or other pollutants., Kona ...
... Calif., Feb. 14 NexCen Brands,Inc. (Nasdaq: NEXC ... its franchise brands, MaggieMoo,s Ice Cream & Treatery. As ... Moo, the ambassador of,MaggieMoo,s Ice Cream & Treatery, spent ... MaggieMoo,s ice cream cupcakes, Valentines,and Miss Maggie Moo dolls ...
... 1,000 ... veterinarians nominated, DENVER and DULUTH, Ga., Feb. 14 Winners of ... at,the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas on Feb. 19, 2008. The ... nationwide,essay contest honors veterinarians for the outstanding work that they do on,behalf ...
... Signalife, Inc. (Amex:,SGN) has established a division ... treating cardiovascular disease at an earlier,state and in ... and relationships developed through the,deployment of its award-winning ... the Fidelity 100 at this year,s Super Bowl ...
... Day has,always conjured up images of eager boyfriends and ... Love You." Over the decades, women have,become better able ... rather than simply accepting generic and, sometimes,short lived gifts ... Carl and Kristina of suburban Chicago. After,twelve years of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare Awards Grant to Texas Parent to Parent 2Health News:Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare Awards Grant to Texas Parent to Parent 3Health News:Ongoing Tests Show Kona Kampachi(R) is Rich in Omega-3s With No Detectable Mercury 2Health News:Miss Maggie Moo and Mario Lopez Bring a Special Delivery of Valentine's Day Cheer to the Children at the Santa Monica - UCLA and Orthopaedic Hospital 2Health News:Winners of America's Best Vet Contest To Be Honored at Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas February 19; 2Health News:Winners of America's Best Vet Contest To Be Honored at Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas February 19; 3Health News:Signalife Establishes Signalcare Division 2Health News:St. Valentine's Day Wishes: Perfume? Jewelry? Labiaplasty? 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... LONDON , December 24, 2014 ... grow at an average rate of 8.1%. The US ... Hip, knee and spine surgeries are the common orthopedic ... they have a lower penetration. Increased number of product ... composites. Non-metallic orthopedic devices have gained popularity in the ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... DALLAS , December 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... Research Report on Global Disposable Syringe Industry ... to its online business intelligence library. ... Global Disposable Syringe Industry is a professional ... Syringe market.  For overview analysis, the report ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... China , Dec. 23, 2014 ... pharmaceutical company that specializes in patented biopharmaceutical, modernized ... pharmaceutical ingredients (API) today announced that the Company ... its Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certificate of TPI,s ... Drug Administration,s (CFDA). The public notice period is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 2Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 3World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 2World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 3World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 4World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 5TPI QLF Achieved Public Notice Status of GMP Certification 2TPI QLF Achieved Public Notice Status of GMP Certification 3
... options and research directions , , WASHINGTON, June ... therapeutic option for many patients with interstitial cystitis (IC). IC ... 8 million women and 1.5 million men in the United ... noticed a correlation between allergies and IC. Recently, a urologist ...
... Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy has just released details ... funded therapeutic pipeline. , , Families of SMA ... Quinazolines to boost gene expression; 2) Tetracyclines at Paratek ... replacement program at California Stem Cell and UCI. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Urologist and Allergist Explore Link Between Allergies and Interstitial Cystitis 2Urologist and Allergist Explore Link Between Allergies and Interstitial Cystitis 3Urologist and Allergist Explore Link Between Allergies and Interstitial Cystitis 4Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Announces Latest Developments on Three SMA Drug Discovery Programs 2Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Announces Latest Developments on Three SMA Drug Discovery Programs 3
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: