Letters WMA and Iran

The WMA speaks out on Iran but not on Israel. Why not?

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4635 (Published 10 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4635

Re: Re: Re: At stake is the reputation of international medical ethical codes as a system that works

I was privileged recently to meet Professor Vivienne Nathanson about
the BMA actions with the World Medical Association regarding IMA failing
to research and report Israeli doctors colluding in torture.

Papers of the International Committee of BMA are not open for BMA
members to see but Professor told me of many letters she had received from
the IMA regarding Israeli doctors and torture. She said she would send me
copies of these and would send further copies to others who requested
them. There was no evidence of BMA actions with WMA or IMA.
I must say the letters were completely unconvincing and were similar to
those from Blachar and others previously.
Until BMA members are told what the International Committee says and does,
we are totally in the dark about the facts.
Sadly we must assume it is continuing to fail to act as it should as we
have no evidence otherwise. Why the secrecy and why the cover-up?
Perhaps the Chair of the International Commnittee could respond to this.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

28 January 2010
christopher j burns-cox
Consultant Physician
Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7PB
Southend farm