Force-feeding at Guantanamo Bay condemned
Xavier Symons | 19 April 2013 |
The US military came under fire this week for force-feeding prisoners on hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay.
Saudi court sentences man to be paralysed as retribution for assault
Michael Cook | 06 April 2013 |
Can Saudi Arabia find a doctor willing to participate in a punishment which involves paralyzing a convicted criminal?
UN report reframes bioethics as anti-torture ethic
Michael Cook | 09 March 2013 |
A new United Nations report frames number of bioethical questions as issues of torture, giving a new twist to a number of controversial issues.
UK doctor struck off for failing to protect Iraqi detainees
Michael Cook | 07 February 2013 |
A British Army doctor was deregistered in the UK in December for failing to treat an Iraqi man who had been tortured by British troops and for failing to protect vulnerable detainees.
The danger of being a doctor in a war zone
Jared Yee | 11 February 2012 |
Dr Abd-al-Razzaq Jbeiro, secretary-general of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, was shot and killed two weeks ago on a highway near Damascus.
Report slams Israeli doctors’ complicity in torture
Michael Cook | 12 November 2011 |
Some Israeli doctors have cooperated in the torture and mistreatment of prisoners, according to a report by two human rights organisations, Physicians for Human Rights Israel and the Public Committee against Torture in Israel. Their claims are based on more than 100 cases of ill treatment of Palestinian detainees since 2007.
Bringing doctors who torture to justice
Michael Cook | 05 November 2011 |
Doctors who participate in state-sponsored torture should be pursued with civil litigation, says an editorial in The Lancet. Although doctors have become an integral part of contemporary systems of torture, with techniques like such as cramped conﬁnement, dietary manipulation, sleep deprivation, and waterboarding, they almost never appear in the dock. Research shows that only 56 doctors anywhere have been punished for complicity in torture or crimes against humanity between 1945 and 2009.
“Somebody’s gotta do it”
Jared Yee | 21 May 2011 |
Doctors who participate in torture and capital punishment are unlikely to be hailed as role models for their colleagues.
Investigate medical complicity in Gitmo torture, say doctors
Michael Cook | 07 May 2011 |
In the continuing debate over mistreatment and torture at Guantanamo Bay, the journal PLoS Medicine has alleged that medical doctors and mental health professionals from the US Department of Defense concealed or failed to document medical evidence of intentional harm of nine detainees.
Is it ethical to use shock treatments for disruptive individuals?
16 March 2011 |
Concerns raised over Boston school’s treatments for autism and behavioural problems
Texas psychologist faces licence loss for designing torture regime
Michael Cook | 21 November 2010 |
Techniques included sexual humiliation and waterboarding.
CIA doctors did torture research on detainees, group claims
Michael Cook | 11 June 2010 |
CIA doctors conducted research on detainees, group claims
What about more mundane forms of torture?
Michael Cook | 27 March 2010 |
What about nursing home scandals?
No more violations of human rights, say US psychologists
Michael Cook | 05 March 2010 |
Call for investigation of doctors and psychologists who participated in torture