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Session: Public Health Emergencies and Human Rights
4227.0: Tuesday, November 07, 2006: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Public Health Emergencies and Human Rights
It is often said that in emergencies governments much restrict the rights of citizens to protect their health and safety. Others have argued that this trade-off is a false one that can lead to loss of both liberty and safety in the real world. The speakers at this session will explore human rights in emergencies (and preparing for emergencies) and when, if ever, it is appropriate and useful for government officials to limit them for the sake of the health and welfare of the community.
Learning Objectives: Recognize a "public health emergency." Describe the rights that can be restricted in an emergency. Identify practical problems with restricting civil liberties in a public health emergency.
Moderator(s):Wendy K. Mariner, JD, LLM, MPH
2:30 PMIs truthfulness part of public health ethics?
Leonard H. Glantz, JD, Leonard Glantz, JD
2:45 PMDomestic Spying, Public Health Surveillance, and Human Rights
Wendy K. Mariner, JD, LLM, MPH
3:00 PMHIV/AIDS in Africa: Taking Health and Human Rights Seriously  [ Recorded presentation ]
Evelyne Shuster, PhD
3:15 PMA civil liberties perspective; preparing for voluntary compliance  [ Recorded presentation ]
Sally A. Sutton, MA, MSSW, Barbara G. Shaw, JD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Health Law Forum
Endorsed by:Epidemiology; Medical Care
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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