Letters Doctors and torture in Israel

The campaign about doctors and torture in Israel two years on

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d5223 (Published 16 August 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5223
  1. Alan Meyers, professor1,
  2. Derek Summerfield, honorary senior lecturer2
  1. 1Department of Pediatrics, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
  2. 2Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London, UK
  1. Derek.Summerfield{at}slam.nhs.uk

We write as lead signatory (AM) and convenor (DS) on the second anniversary of a medical ethical campaign representing 725 doctors, including 115 professors, from 43 countries.1

The Declaration of Tokyo of the World Medical Association (WMA) obliges doctors to denounce and report torture whenever they encounter it. We asked the WMA to examine the record of the Israeli Medical Association (IMA), a WMA member, and thus the probity of the appointment of IMA president Yoram Blachar as …

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