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Counter-terrorism laws are used against doctors, report says

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 22 June 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2756


The effect of anti-terrorism legislation on the provision of healthcare globally

  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

Governments are using counter-terrorism laws to punish doctors and other healthcare professionals who treat alleged terrorists or enemies, says a report. It highlights practices to safeguard the provision of healthcare and lists recommendations for states and UN political agencies.

The report was prepared by the University of Essex Human Rights Centre, the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition at the request of Dainius Puras, United Nations special rapporteur …

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