PHR Welcomes American Medical Association's Adoption of Rules Against Physician Involvement in Interrogation; Pentagon Must Commit to Adhere to AMA's Guidelines
Today in Chicago, the American Medical Association's (AMA's) House of Delegates adopted ethical guidelines that make it unethical for physicians to participate in the interrogation of detainees, such as those held at Guantanamo Bay and other US facilities. The new ethical guidelines appear to conflict directly with the rules released last week by the Pentagon for guiding the involvement of military physicians and other health personnel in interrogations...
Physicians for Human Rights Denounces New Pentagon Instructions on Medical Support for Interrogation
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), a health professional organization that has served as a leading voice against torture and abuse of detainees in US custody...
Physicians for Human Rights Commends Psychiatric Association for Prohibiting Member Participation in Detainee Interrogations
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) yesterday adopted an ethical rule prohibiting psychiatrists from participating in interrogation of prisoners and detainees, a measure strongly endorsed by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)...
PHR Applauds UN Call to End Psychological Torture; New Army Field Manual Must Prohibit Psychological Torture
The UN Committee Against Torture today firmly rejected the Bush administration's distinction between physical and psychological torture, a finding strongly supported by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)...
Physicians for Human Rights calls for an end to cruel, inhuman and degrading tactics designed to break detainees' hunger strike.