Month: November 2019

The Lancet: Truth and torture in the war on terror

November 30, 2019 By George J Annas The Report, Scott Z Burns new thriller, adopts one of two conflicting narratives about post-9/11 torture by the USA. The “Cheney–Brennan narrative” is that torture is a “black art” that must be deployed in national security emergencies to save lives. The counter narrative, the human rights and science-based ...

Go See The Report, Then Let’s Put Torture to Bed For Good

By Sondra Crosby, Brig. Gen, (Ret.) David R. Irvine, Christian Meissner, and Scott Roehm It was five years ago next month that the Senate intelligence committee released a 525 page redacted executive summary of the Torture Report, the name by which its 6,700 page study of the CIA’s post 9/11 detention and interrogation program is now known. For a brief moment, ...

NEJM: Post-9/11 Torture at CIA “Black Sites” — Physicians and Lawyers Working Together

By George J. Annas, J.D., M.P.H., and Sondra S. Crosby, M.D. First published: June 11, 2015 In December 2014, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on torture was released to the public. The 600-page report (a redacted summary of the still-classified 6000-page report) documents in disturbing detail the use by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of ...

Oxford University Press: The Politics of Immigrant and Refugee Health in the United States

Written by Michael Grodin, Sondra Crosby and George Annas Abstract: Over 25 years of experience from the field have resulted in important lessons learned concerning how to best approach the multifaceted, complex treatment of immigrants and refugees. Continuing this work, it is important to educate medical communities about tried-and-true best practices and cultural sensitivity, as well ...

Scott Allen, MD, FACP gives Pike Lecture: Family Detention and the Duty of the Medical Profession

November 11, 2019 Dr. Scott Allen delivered the annual Pike Lecture at the Boston University School of Law in November. Dr. Allen is currently a Professor Emeritus of Medicine and former Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of California, Riverside. He is also the co-founder and co-director of the Center for Prisoner Health ...