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Abstract...Our society and other Central and Eastern European nations will need many years to accomplish mental and social rehabilitation. We feel we should discuss problems connected with various aspects of torture and its prevention. Physical torture represents only one aspect of this complex and painful problem. We hope that our colleagues from South Africa and Argentina understand our problems and can find some inspiration there, just as we find understanding and inspiration in their papers. The open discussion focussed on all these questions, the wide professional and personal contacts -- both at governmental and non-governmental level -- are immensely important. We do not believe global sanctions can be effective if we are isolated from each other. It is necessary to combine different kinds of sanctions with contacts and with providing proper information....
Journal of Medical Ethics. 1991 Dec; 17(Suppl.): 39.