UCL Institute for Human Rights


Doctors of the Dark Side - a film showing and discussion panel

29 October 2013, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

UCL Institute for Human Rights is pleased to announce a film screening followed by a panel discussion of the film Doctors of the Dark Side

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UCL Cruciform Lecture Theatre, Crucofirm Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Doctors of the Dark Side

About this event

Doctors of the Dark Side is a documentary (directed by Martha Davis) which exposes how psychologists and physicians implemented and covered up the torture of detainees in US-controlled military prisons. The stories of four detainees and the doctors involved in their abuse show how essential doctors have been to the torture program, and how professional bodies for medicine and psychology responded to their members’ involvement in torture.


  • Dr Amanda C de C Williams  - Reader in Clinical Health Psychology, UCL


  • Philippe Sands QC - Professor of Laws, UCL & author of Torture Team
  • Dr Nimisha Patel - Reader in Clinical Psychology, UEL, & Director of International Centre for Health and Human Rights
  • Dr Anita Berlin - Senior Lecturer, Primary Care & Population Health, Institute of Epidemiology & Health


  • Dr Saladin Meckled-Garcia - UCL Lecturer in Human Rights, Department of Political Science & Director of the UCL Institute for Human Rights
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