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Ethical codes and declarations relevant to health professionals: An Amnesty International compilation of selected ethics and human rights texts: Fourth revised edition

, Index number: ACT 75/005/2000

This is the fourth revised edition of ethical codes and declarations relevant to the medical profession. Codes of professional ethics have the potential to help protect prisoners and detainees from human rights violations by setting out in unambiguous terms the prohibition against medical participation in torture and other abuses. None of the ethical declarations is enforceable in a court of law; however, some of the United Nations instruments do have the force of law.

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