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Supreme Court judgment on medical interrogation: on the just use of science and the ethics of doctors’ participation in criminal investigation

Amar Jesani

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2010.050


Abstract

In early May 2010, a three-member bench of the Supreme Court of India, headed by the outgoing chief justice, delivered a pathbreaking judgment. It declared illegal, and a violation of human rights, the use of medical techniques such as narcoanalysis and various methods of “lie detection” (hereafter known as medical tests) in the investigation of individuals suspected of a crime, without their consent as well as other extensive safeguards.

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