Serious shortcomings in the UK's compliance with the Convention Against Torture have been notified to the UN by human rights organisation Freedom from Torture.
United Nations Convention Against Torture (UNCAT)
Sri Lanka’s truth commission ignores torture and evades accountabilityNews - 20 December, 2011
The Sri Lankan government’s unconvincing efforts to demonstrate that it is ready to deal with atrocities committed by both sides during the end of the brutal civil war reached the end of the line last week with the publication of the final report by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).
Waterboarding: the fact of torture cannot be deniedNews - 9 May, 2008
When the US government was first revealed to have used waterboarding as a means of interrogation, the argument offered in its defence was that it maintained the moral high ground because it did not constitute torture. A growing body of evidence is now emerging that points to a calculated strategy which openly recognised the technique as unlawful and yet side-stepped all other legal precedent by claiming the supremacy of governmental control in wartime.
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.
British Government Ignores Suffering of Victims of Saudi TortureNews - 19 June, 2006
A House of Lords ruling that four men tortured in Saudi Arabia cannot sue is criticised by the MF.
Medical Foundation Welcomes Outlawing of Torture Evidence.News - 9 December, 2005
The Medical Foundation has welcomed the Law Lords decision that information extracted under torture abroad cannot be used in judicial proceedings in Britain
Medical Foundation Amongst Organisations Saying "No" to Torture EvidenceNews - 20 October, 2005
The Medical Foundation is one of 14 organisations asking the Law Lords to overturn a Court of Appeal judgment allowing evidence obtained abroad by torture to be admissable in domestic judicial proceedings.
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