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Politics and ethics: Should the twain never meet?

Mahomed Aslam Sathar, Uttam Govind

Abstract


The manner in which the ‘case’ against Professor Cyril Karabus, a South African paediatric oncologist, was conducted in the United Arab Emirates was a travesty of justice. It drew not only worldwide protests and condemnation, but also public commentary that questioned the ethical conduct of medical doctors and healthcare organisations which boycotted the African Health Conference, in a matter some considered to be purely political.

 

Authors' affiliations

Mahomed Aslam Sathar, Medical Rights Advocacy Network, South Africa

Uttam Govind, Medical Rights Advocacy Network, South Africa

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Keywords

Ethics; Politics; Human rights

Cite this article

South African Journal of Bioethics and Law 2013;6(1):4-5. DOI:10.7196/SAJBL.269

Article History

Date submitted: 2013-05-19
Date published: 2013-06-26

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