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Is Australia engaged in torturing asylum seekers? A cautionary tale for Europe.
J Med Ethics. 2016 07; 42(7):420-3.JM

Abstract

Australian immigration detention has been identified as perpetuating ongoing human rights violations. Concern has been heightened by the assessment of clinicians involved and by the United Nations that this treatment may in fact constitute torture. We discuss the allegations of torture within immigration detention, and the reasons why healthcare providers have an ethical duty to report them. Finally, we will discuss the protective power of ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment as a means of providing transparency and ethical guidance.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.Centre for Cultural Diversity and Well Being, Victoria University, Footscray, Victoria, Australia.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27334705

Citation

Sanggaran, John-Paul, and Deborah Zion. "Is Australia Engaged in Torturing Asylum Seekers? a Cautionary Tale for Europe." Journal of Medical Ethics, vol. 42, no. 7, 2016, pp. 420-3.
Sanggaran JP, Zion D. Is Australia engaged in torturing asylum seekers? A cautionary tale for Europe. J Med Ethics. 2016;42(7):420-3.
Sanggaran, J. P., & Zion, D. (2016). Is Australia engaged in torturing asylum seekers? A cautionary tale for Europe. Journal of Medical Ethics, 42(7), 420-3. https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2015-103326
Sanggaran JP, Zion D. Is Australia Engaged in Torturing Asylum Seekers? a Cautionary Tale for Europe. J Med Ethics. 2016;42(7):420-3. PubMed PMID: 27334705.
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