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Session: Guantanamo: Military Medicine and the Geneva Conventions
3319.0: Monday, November 06, 2006: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Guantanamo: Military Medicine and the Geneva Conventions
This session is designed to present the human rights and public health issues at stake when the US military imprisons individuals captured during a war. The most relevant treaty that applies is the Geneva Conventions, most specifically, common article 3 which the US Supreme Court ruled in June 2006 is binding US law. How international humanitarian law (the law of war) supports medical ethics and the obligations of military physicians to their patients, and how US law can support military and prison physicians in the continuing "global war on terror" will be addressed by the speakers.
Learning Objectives: Define the Geneva Conventions. Compare human rights and humanitarian law. Describe the human rights of military prisoners.
Moderator(s):George Annas, JD, MPH
2:30 PMPrisoners of the War on Terror: Public Health in a Post Geneva World?  [ Recorded presentation ]
Steven H. Miles, George Annas, JD, MPH
2:50 PMPhysical and Mental Health Consequences of Detention
3:10 PMTerri, Katrina, and Guantanamo: Feeding and (In)Competence  [ Recorded presentation ]
George Annas, JD, MPH
3:30 PMDoctors for Global Health: Advocating for Health and Human Rights through Liberation Medicine
Jennifer Kasper, MD, MPH, Timothy Holtz, MD, MPH, Clyde L. Smith, MD, MPH, DTM&H
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Health Law Forum

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA