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Medical education should include human rights component

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 04 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1103
  1. Helen Bygrave, general practitioner (
  1. Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire WD5 0BE

    EDITOR—Two important issues emerge from the article by Forrest and Barrett on humanitarian medicine.1

    Firstly, the use of the terms “moderate physical pressure” or “torture lite” risks euphemising torture into acceptability. In 1976 the European Commission on Human Rights held that certain techniques used by the British security forces in …

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