Category: Human Rights

The Guardian: We examined Julian Assange, and he badly needs care – but he can’t get it.

By: Sondra S Crosby, Brock Chisholm and Sean Love Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has not stepped outside the heavily surveilled confines of the Ecuadorian embassy in London since he entered the building almost six years ago. Naturally, much of the media attention has focused on his international legal drama and threats to his ...

JRAMC BMJ | Invited Review: US military medical ethics in the War on Terror

Written by George J Annas and Sondra Crobsy WITH THE NEW DISCLAIMER: The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government. Abstract: Military medical ethics has been challenged by the post-11 September 2001 ‘War on Terror’. ...

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SLATE: A Horrifying Ethical Dilemma

Jan 24, 2019 By Christina Cauterucci “Last month, a 29-year-old woman who’s been in a persistent vegetative state since she was a toddler went into labor and gave birth. An employee of the Arizona health care facility where she’s resided for more than 26 years swears no one had any idea she was pregnant until ...

Business Insider: Genetically modified ‘designer babies’ might be okay, according to a top ethics council

In a Business Insider article, bioethicist George Annas told Business Insider, “I hate to say we’ll never know what [an ideal genome] is, but we’re nowhere near that. Humans have more flaws than we know what to do with,” Annas added. “One of them is that we don’t know what it would mean to make a better ...

The Boston Globe: Boston-area scientists criticize Chinese researcher who changed embryonic DNA

In a recently published Boston Globe article, George Annas, the William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center of Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights at the Boston University School of Public Health, was asked about his thoughts on He Jiankui’s research on gene-edited babies. George called the research “an unethical, premature experiment ...

AP: CIA considered potential truth serum for terror suspects

Dr. Sondra Crosby, who has treated victims of torture, including two who were held at CIA secret sites, disagreed. “The enduring pain and suffering experienced by the survivors of the CIA program is immense, and includes severe, complex post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, physical ailments, and psychosocial dysfunction,” said Crosby, of Boston University’s School of Medicine ...

STAT [First Opinion]: More research on ‘dying healthy’ will also help us live healthier

October 3, 2018 By George J. Annas and Sandro Galea Helping people live longer has been a central goal of medicine for decades. The quest to extend life raises an interesting question: Should we keep investing in research aimed at adding even more years to the already impressive gains in the average life expectancy that ...

Reflections on the 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Doctors’ Trial

GLP founders George Annas and Michael Grodin, along with Sondra Crosby and Gilbert Benavidez, were tasked with writing a series of articles pertaining to the 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg Doctor’s trial for the American Journal of Public Health. In an AJPH editorial, Annas and Grodin write: “The authors of the series of articles in ...

‘Home’ and Human Rights

Public Health Post Fellow and researcher in the Center for Health Law, Ethics and Human Rights, Gilbert Benavidez recently published a telling article regarding the growing refugee crisis. Check it out here

Legacies of the Nuremberg Doctors

GLP’s Dr. Michael Grodin, along side several other organizations, will be putting on the following event. It will be a fantastic historically-oriented foray into ethics and human rights.