The medical aspects of the UN Convention against Torture

2006IRCT, Ole V. Rasmussen

The medical work against torture began in 197411. The work took place in internationaland national NGO’s. In the beginning it concentrated on documenting torture. Medical examination of torture victims added evidence to reports on torture. The only way to stop torture was to put pressure on the government by exposing them to torture allegations. The usual reaction by the government was that the allegations were unfounded, communistic propaganda done by leftist activists.

Key wordsConvention against Torture / torture / torture prevention