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Health Law Advocates 21st annual Breakfast

This past Wednesday was the 21st annual Health Law Advocates breakfast! GLP was in attendance and it was definitely a great experience. Former Govenor of Massachusetts and Presidential Candidate Mike Dukakis and Larry Wilmore each spoke. Health Law Advocates  (HLA) is a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm whose mission is to provide pro bono legal ...

A Culture of Health and Human Rights

In this month’s issue of Health Affairs, professors George Annas and Wendy Mariner write about A Culture of Health and Human Rights that can be viewed as a social norm that values health as the nation’s highest priority. Human rights, established in the declaration of human rights, are to be the foundation and underlying theme of ...

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News & Press

May 13, 2015 George Annas offers his views here on the U.S. Navy’s decision to drop the discharge proceedings against the Naval nurse who refused to force-feed prisoners at Guantanamo   April 2015 Read George Annas’s editorial on Medical Ethics and Human Rights in Wartimefeatured in the South African Medical Journal February 25, 2015 In The New York Times, Dr. Sondra ...

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Past Events

October 13, 2015 Dr. Sondra Crosba gave a featured lecture on “The Health of Refugee: Europe in Crisis” on Tuesday, October 13th.  Conversation about the world’s largest refugee crisis since World War II and the US role. Watch the video here or Read about it on BU Today here March 19, 2015 The 2015 Cathy Shine lecture, “The ...

NYT: After Torture, Ex-Detainee Is Still Captive of ‘The Darkness’

In a recently published New York Times article, physician, GLP activist and expert on torture Sondra Crosby was asked  to discuss her experience with Mr. Suleiman Abdullah Salim, who was a victim of US torture practices. Dr. Crosby reported that Mr. Salim “…is plagued by profound distress, inability to eat and inability to sleep.” Stories ...

(Public) Health and Human Rights Symposium

The right to health both defines a “health in all policies” agenda and prohibits state cruelty. On April 6, 2016, Guest speakers and UN rapporteurs, Juan Mendez and Dainius Puras discussed how the right to health and torture will help us set a forward-looking health and human rights strategy.  Other guest speakers included George Annas, ...

NEJM: Guantanamo Bay: A Medical Ethics–free Zone?

American physicians have not widely criticized medical policies at the Guantanamo Bay detainment camp that violate medical ethics. We believe they should. Actions violating medical ethics, taken on behalf of the government, devalue medical ethics for all physicians. The ongoing hunger strike at Guantanamo by as many as 100 of the 166 remaining prisoners presents a stark challenge to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to resist the temptation to use military physicians to “break” the strike through force-feeding...