3409.0 Strategies for Assuring the Civil Rights of Detained Persons: U.S. and International Perspectives

Monday, November 8, 2010: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Incarceration, and particularly mass incarceration, poses predictable risks to the civil rights and health of prisoners. National and international activities designed to obtain or assure civil rights, and assure access to necessary medical and mental health services for persons detained in jails and prisons have included internal mechanisms, external review mechanisms, as well as use of international human rights treaties. The United States and the United Kingdom both have federal structures. and are signatory to international treaties under the United Nations which address the rights of state prisoners. This session will feature officials from the United States and the United Kingdom who will discuss different approaches to these critical civil rights issues.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe different approaches to assuring the civil rights of detained persons in different prison and jail systems in the United States and in Europe. 2. Differentiate approaches to maintaining civil rights of detained persons using national constitutional standards versus international human rights standards. 3. Formulate strategies for using International human rights standards to assure civil right s for prisoners in the United States.
Susi Vassallo, MD, FACEP, FACMT, CCHP
Andrew Fraser, MD, FFPH , Margo Schlanger, JD and Robert Cohen, MD

Strategies for assuring the civil rights of detained persons: U.S. and International Perspectives
Robert Cohen, MD, Andrew Fraser, MD, FFPH, Margo Schlanger, JD and Susi Vassallo, MD, FACEP, FACMT, CCHP

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Endorsed by: Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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