Sunday, 24 February 2008

Ethical Conciderations:

Medical journals and human rights.,
by Peter Kandela, The Lancet - Vol. 352, October 1998, pp. S7-S11
When doctors become agents of the state.,
by The Lancet, The Lancet - Vol. 355, Issue 9200, 22 January 2000, pp. 245
Ireland: breakdown of trust between doctor and patient.,
by Denis A Cusack, The Lancet - Vol. 356, Issue 9239, 21 October 2000, pp. 1431-1432
History of medical involvement in torture—then and now.,
by Giovanni Maio, The Lancet - Vol. 357, Issue 9268, 19 May 2001, pp. 1609-1611
History of torture.,
by Michael Cherington, The Lancet - Vol. 358, Issue 9281, 18 August 2001, pp. 584
Doctors and torture after Sept 11.,
by Georg Röggla, Hannelore Röggla, The Lancet - Vol. 359, Issue 9315, 20 April 2002, pp. 1440
A stain on medical ethics.,
by Michael Wilks, The Lancet - Vol. 366, Issue 9484, 6 August 2005, pp. 429-431
Biko to Guantanamo: 30 years of medical involvement in torture.,
by David J Nicholl, Trefor Jenkins, Steven H Miles, William Hopkins, Adnan Siddiqui, Frank Boulton, on behalf of 260 other signatories,
The Lancet - Vol. 370, Issue 9590, 8 September 2007, pp. 823
Undue Risk: Secret State Experiments on Humans.,
by Jonathan D. Moreno PhD, pub. 2001, Routledge, pp.371 ISBN 0415928354
"Undue Risk" is an unprecedented and chilling history of the use of human subjects in atomic, biological and chemical warfare experiments by the U.S. government from World War II to the present. Jonathan Moreno, a senior researcher on the president's special commission, goes where few researchers have gone before, exploring secret government documents which reveal a plethora of government experiments. He exposes startling details of experiments like those involving the exposure of soldiers to atomic blast fallout and secret LSD and mescaline experiments.From the courtrooms of Nuremberg to the battlefields of the Gulf War, "Undue Risk" exposes a variety of government policies and specific cases, including plutonium injections to unwilling hospital patients, and even the attempted recruitment of Nazi medical scientists by the U.S. government after World War II.New to the paperback edition, this exciting read covers recent objections by U.S. military personnel to required anthrax vaccinationsand new developments in government policies on experiments involving vulnerable human subjects.
The European Union must address its human rights deficit
As it evolved from an economic into a political entity, the EU has developed its own distinct human rights profile. This showed mainly in the context of the EU’s relations with third countries, but the adoption of the European Charter of Fundamental Rights in 2000 and the European Parliament’s annual reports on human rights in the EU reflected the basic notion that human rights should begin at home. Now, with the European Union about to expand its membership to 25, and with a new constitutional treaty being negotiated which may incorporate the Charter of Fundamental Rights, the landscape of human rights in Europe is set to change further, and significantly. However, the EU is as yet slow in coming to grips with that. As regards human rights standards within Europe, the EU’s human rights policy will remain fundamentally flawed as long as it turns a blind eye to human rights violations within its own borders. Amnesty International’s regular reports on human rights abuses in Europe such as this biannual Concerns in Europe Bulletin have consistently included the majority of EU member states as well as candidate countries, showing a common and disturbing pattern of abuse by law enforcement officials.

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