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Physicians for Human Rights-Israel: Medicine in Handcuffs, June 2003

Physicians for Human Rights-Israel: Medicine in Handcuffs, June 2003

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Report: Medicine in Handcuffs - The restraining of prisoners and detainees undergoing medical treatment and hospitalisation, June 2003

The restraining of prisoners and detainees undergoing medical treatment and hospitalisation. June 2003.
Report: Medicine in Handcuffs - The restraining of prisoners and detainees undergoing medical treatment and hospitalisation, June 2003

The restraining of prisoners and detainees undergoing medical treatment and hospitalisation. June 2003.

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Published by: PHR Israel on Nov 15, 2010
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Medicine in Handcuffs
Restraining of Prisoners and DetaineesUndergoing Medical Treatment andHospitalisation
June 2003
Writing:
Noam Lubell, Dr. Ruchama Marton
Research and testimonies:
Michal Bar-Or, Shabtai Gold, AnatLitvina, Noam Lubell, Hadas Ziv
Translation:
Yardena Tzintzolker, Shaul Vardi
English Editing:
Johanne Malka-Shalom
Cover photo:
Michal Bar-Or (illustration photo)
Individuals and Organisationswho assisted with information:
Attorney Ibrahim Mahajne, AttorneyDori Spivak, Attorney Alegra Paceco,Dr Andrew Coyle, the InternationalCentre for Prison Studies.
This report is sponsored by the European Commission
 
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The work of Physicians for Human Rights - Israel is made possiblethrough the support of the following foundations:
European Commission, Swiss Agency for Development andCooperation, Diakonia, SIVMO, Global Ministries of the UnitingChurches in the Netherlands, New Israel Fund, Conanima Foundation,Rich Foundation, Jerusalem Foundation, Richard and Rhoda GoldmanFoundation, Ford foundation, Christian Aid, Medico IntenationalSwitzerland, Medico International Germany, EPER, Vicop Stingtung,EED, The Beracha Foundation, Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation,Kahanoff Foundation, Oxfam
Production & Design:
dafdefet@bezeqint.net
 
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Contents
Introduction.........................................................................4Cases.....................................................................................6International Law and Medical Ethics...........................11
International Law................................................................................11Medical Ethics....................................................................................13
The Procedures of the Israeli Security Institutions.......16
Police...................................................................................................16Israel Prison Service...........................................................................17Israeli Military....................................................................................17
The Position of the Israel Medical Association...............20
Criticism of the IMA position ............................................................21
The Position of the Ministry of Health............................24
Criticism of the Ministry of Health position ......................................25 
The Hospitals and the Physicians....................................27The Position of Physicians for Human Rights - Israel...30
Recommendations...............................................................................34
Appendixes........................................................................35IDF Spokesperson letter...................................................35IMA Ethics Committee letter...........................................36IMA Central Committee letter........................................38Hadassah Medical Organisation letter............................39

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