Medical project investigating torture gets under wayBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7420.890-a (Published 16 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:890
- Stephen Pincock
Senior figures from the World Medical Association have met doctors and lawyers in Mexico, Uganda, and Georgia as part of a project that aims to improve the investigation and documentation of torture around the world.
The talks were an early step in a programme initiated by the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims to implement the Istanbul Protocol, a United Nations backed document that provides legal and medical guidelines for recording individual cases of torture.
Torture is a regular occurrence in up to 100 countries, including some that have signed the 1987 United …