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Health Professionals'
Pledge Against Torture

By signing this declaration, I pledge the following:

  • I will never participate in or condone torture or other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment, under any circumstance or for any reason.
  • I will demand that the U.S. government uphold the legal prohibition against torture and ill-treatment.
  • I will support colleagues who resist orders to torture or inflict harm.
  • I will insist that my professional association support colleagues facing pressure to participate in or condone torture and ill-treatment.
  • I will report torture to professional associations.
  • I will urge professional associations to enforce ethical standards with comprehensive investigations into reports of abuse and to support professional and legal consequences for violations.

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