Letters Asylum seekers

Highest attainable standard of health is a human right

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39199.468287.3A (Published 03 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:917
  1. Peter Hall, chair, Doctors for Human Rights
  1. Pasque Hospice, Luton LU3 3NT
  1. peterhall{at}doctorsforhumanrights.org

    Since my editorial explaining how the denial of failed asylum seekers' access to free hospital care violates their fundamental human rights was published, there has been a deafening silence from the BMA.1 Yet the BMA has a proud record of promoting human rights—its website claims that “Action by medical associations ... to ensure that resources [reach] the most vulnerable populations, …

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