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Letters Doctors and torture

Special Rapporteur’s reply to Summerfield

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 09 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4382
  1. Juan E Méndez, special rapporteur on the question of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment1
  1. 1Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
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In March 2013, I communicated a response, via the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, with regard to the allegations brought to the attention of my mandate by Dr Summerfield.1 These and additional allegations provided were not taken up because they referred to the conduct of the Israeli Medical Association (IMA) and the World Medical Association (WMA), entities that are civil society organisations. My mandate …

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