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Doctors against torture

Torture sketchDespite its universal prohibition, the routine state use of torture is endemic across the globe, often for minor criminal offences. Forensic health professionals are often the first to come across detainees who may have been tortured. 

The BMA joint-hosted a conference that brought together medical experts and human rights activists to explore what can be done to support forensic health professionals as they struggle to tackle the global burden of torture.

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