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Dignity debased : forced anal examinations in homosexuality prosecutions / [written by Neela Ghoshal].

Ghoshal, Neela [Browse]
  • [New York, N.Y.] : Human Rights Watch, [2016]
  • ©2016
i, 82 pages : black and white illustrations, color map ; 27 cm
Summary note:
"The report, 'Dignity Debased: Forced Anal Examinations in Homosexuality Prosecutions,' is based on interviews with 32 men and transgender women who underwent forced anal examinations in Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Lebanon, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, and Zambia. The examinations, which have the purported objective of finding "proof" of homosexual conduct, often involve doctors or other medical personnel forcibly inserting their fingers, and sometimes other objects, into the anus of the accused. Victims of forced anal testing told Human Rights Watch that they found the exams painful and degrading; some experienced them as a form of sexual violence"--Publisher's description.
  • "July 2016"--Table of contents page.
  • "This report was researched and written by Neela Ghoshal, senior researcher in the LGBT Rights Program at Human Rights Watch"--Acknowledgments.
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Map -- Summary -- Key Recommendations -- Methodology -- In Their Own Words: Tunisia: Wassim's Story -- Uganda: Chloe's Story -- Turkmenistan: Nyazik's story -- I. Background: Implications for HIV Prevention -- II. Forced Anal Testing: A Country by Country View: Cameroon -- Egypt -- Kenya -- Lebanon -- Tunisia -- Turkmenistan -- Uganda -- Zambia -- III. International Human Rights Standards and Medical Ethics: International Human Rights Standards -- Medical Ethics -- Lack of Evidentiary Value -- VII. Recommendations: To all State Governments, notably the governments of Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Lebanon, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda and Zambia -- To the World Health Organization -- To the World Medical Association and the Conférence Francophone des Ordres des médecins (Francophone Conference of Medical Councils) -- To UNAIDS -- To the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) and regional human rights bodies, including the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights -- To the Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Forms of Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment -- To the Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa at the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights -- To the UN Human Rights Council and all member states -- To donor countries that provide support, including finances and training, for law enforcement agencies in countries in which anal exams are conducted -- Acknowledgments.
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Forced anal examinations in homosexuality prosecutions
  • 9781623133719
  • 1623133718
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