Commentary by Juliet Cohen:

Ethical criteria when a (potential) perpetrator asks a human rights organization to defend their case based on the forensic documentation of alleged torture. How shall we proceed?

  • Juliet Cohen Head of Doctors at Freedom from Torture.
Keywords: ethics, perpretrator


This is a response to the article debating what are the ethics of providing medico-legal reports for a victim of torture who may also be a perpetrator. There are important considerations to make, but in summary, we should treat all patients equally according to their healthcare needs, and leave the determination of guilt or innocence to others. 

How to Cite
Cohen, J. (2020). Commentary by Juliet Cohen:. Torture Journal, 30(2), 113-115.