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Documentation of torture and the Istanbul Protocol: applied medical ethics.
Med Health Care Philos. 2010 Aug; 13(3):279-86.MH

Abstract

The so-called Istanbul Protocol, a Manual on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment was adopted by the United Nations soon after its completion in 1999 and since then has become an acknowledged standard for documenting cases of alleged torture and other forms of severe maltreatment. In 2009 the "Forum for medicine and human rights" at the Medical Faculty at the University Erlangen-Nuremburg has provided the first German edition of this manual. The article traces back the development of the protocol taking into account the general background as well as the factual occasion of its initiation. The main ethical and legal principles of the manual are introduced as well as the projects for implementing the rules provided in the protocol that have been carried out so far. From this the urgent need for implementation of the Istanbul Protocol guidelines also in Europe and in German-speaking countries and here not exclusively but especially within asylum procedures becomes clear.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institut für Geschichte und Ethik der Medizin, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Glückstr. 10, 91054, Erlangen, Germany. holger.furtmayr@ethik.med.uni-erlangen.deNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20419473

Citation

Furtmayr, Holger, and Andreas Frewer. "Documentation of Torture and the Istanbul Protocol: Applied Medical Ethics." Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy, vol. 13, no. 3, 2010, pp. 279-86.
Furtmayr H, Frewer A. Documentation of torture and the Istanbul Protocol: applied medical ethics. Med Health Care Philos. 2010;13(3):279-86.
Furtmayr, H., & Frewer, A. (2010). Documentation of torture and the Istanbul Protocol: applied medical ethics. Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy, 13(3), 279-86. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11019-010-9248-1
Furtmayr H, Frewer A. Documentation of Torture and the Istanbul Protocol: Applied Medical Ethics. Med Health Care Philos. 2010;13(3):279-86. PubMed PMID: 20419473.
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