Declaration of Tokyo


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A statement by the World Medical Association in 1975 on torture, cruel, inhumane or other degrading treatment or punishment related to detention and imprisonment, in particular reference to political detainees
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The Assembly said in a statement on Monday that feeding induced by threats or coercion is inhumane and that it violates the 1975 World Medical Association Declaration of Tokyo which explicitly states that force-feeding is a crime and a form of torture and that doctors are not allowed to force-feed hunger strikers because that breaches the World Medical Association's rules.
Force-feeding prisoners has been prohibited since 1975 by the Declaration of Tokyo of the World Medical Association.
The two most frequently cited definitions of torture are from the World Medical Association's 1975 Declaration of Tokyo and the 1984 United Nations Convention Against Torture.
The most frequently used definition of torture is found in World Medical Association Declaration of Tokyo, which defines it as: "The deliberate, systemic or wanton physical or mental suffering by one or more persons acting alone or on the order of any authority, to force another person to yield information, to make a confession or for any other reason".
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