Guantanamo anniversary: 10 Years of InjusticeNews - 11 January, 2012
11 January 2012 marks the tenth anniversary of the first transfer of terror suspects to the Guantánamo Bay detention facility. Some 779 detainees, of whom 171 still remain incarcerated there, have experienced the ordeal of indefinite detention without charge or trial. Despite having been cleared for release in 2007, British resident Shaker Aamer is among the current detainees.
Guantanamo settlements first step in survivors' ongoing quest for redressNews - 18 November, 2010
Justice Secretary Ken Clarke's announcement that the government has paid compensation to 16 men, detained by the United States at Guantanamo Bay, marks a first step in the quest for redress by survivors.
MF urges President-elect Obama to reaffirm US pledgesNews - 16 January, 2009
As the US prepares to usher in a new administration, the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture (MF) has called on incoming President Obama to act immediately on his pledges to end torture.
The Fallacy of the Ticking Time BombNews - 27 May, 2008
The "ticking time bomb" argument excusing torture as a necessary means to an end was once the preserve of philosophers and theorists. The past few years have seen this theorising take a sinister turn. Policy makers and state leaders seeking to legitimise interrogation practices that are in fact torture, are pedalling the idea that it is a viable solution in combating global terrorism.
The author of a groundbreaking new book which accuses key political and academic figures of legitimising the US Government's practice of torture has commended the expertise of the Medical Foundation with his investigation.
MF Offers to Send Doctors to Examine Guantanamo DetaineesNews - 29 June, 2006
The MF offers to send doctors to Guantanamo to examine detainees after British Medical Association calls for "direct and unfettered access" to those being held.
The MF is pressing for disciplinary action to be taken against US military doctors who have breached medical ethics by force feeding hunger strikers.
Call To Probe US Medics' Possible Torture ComplicityNews - 29 October, 2004
The American Medical Association has called for a new investigation into whether doctors were complicit in the torture of prisoners held by US military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Medical Foundation Urges US Doctors to Investigate TortureNews - 20 August, 2004
The MF urges US medical profession to investigate whether US military medics were complicit in prisoner torture.
Three Britons' allegations of abuse at Guantanamo Bay recall interrogation and torture techniques at Bagram airbaseand at Abu Ghraib.
US holding children another clue to 'blurring' of international lawsNews - 19 May, 2003
The indefinite detention of three young adolescents at Guantanamo Bay points to another blurring of legal boundaries by the US Government