New publication: Torture in Healthcare Settings

Torture in Healthcare Settings
The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the Washington College of Law has just published an important new book, Torture in Healthcare Settings: Reflections on the Special Rapporteur on Torture’s 2013 Thematic Report.

The book contains a chapter on intersex issues, beginning on page 91, authored by Anne Tamar-Mattis of Advocates for Informed Choice in the US. This is a significant contribution to the debate on healthcare for intersex infants and children, with consequences for intersex adults. We were pleased to be able to submit a form of the same material to the Australian Senate Inquiry into involuntary or coerced sterilisation during 2013.

The volume also features an introduction written by the Special Rapporteur on Torture, as well as articles by the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, and the Chairman of the UN Committee against Torture.

More information

The report can be downloaded as a free PDF from the Anti-Torture Initiative page announcing publication of the report.