A conference co-sponsored by The Constitution Project and Global Lawyers and Physicians at Boston University School of Public Health.
National Academy of Sciences Building, Washington DC
December 2, 2013
One hundred sixty two detainees remain at the Guantanamo detention facility. It is an aging population whose medical issues are increasing in scope and complexity. The purpose of this conference is to identify, analyze and propose solutions to structural and other obstacles that impede physicians’ ability to deliver to Guantanamo detainees quality ethical medical care that meets professional standards.
Panel 1: The Case of Tarek El Sawah: Presentation and Discussion
Panel 2: The Case of Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif: Presentation and Discussion
Panel 3: Managing Hunger Strikes
Panel 4: Charting the Path Forward
- New England Journal of Medicine: Guantanamo Bay: A Medical Ethics–free Zone? By Sondra Crosby, MD and George Annas, J.D., M.P.H.
- New England Journal of Medicine: Military Medical Ethics — Physician First, Last, Always. By George Annas, J.D., M.P.H.
- Al Masry Al Youm: Detention continues for last Egyptian in Guantanamo, despite deteriorating health
- Panel 1: Al Sawah Reply To Respondents’ Memorandum In Opposition To Petitioner’s Emergency Motion For Medical Care
- Panel 2: Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif Judgement
- Panel 2: SC 13-004 (ISN 156)
- Panel 2: The Case of Adnan Farhan Abd Al Latif Ala’Dini. Presenter: BG (Ret) Stephen N. Xenakis, MD
- Panel 3: BMJ: Physicians’ ethical obligations to hunger strikers. By Jeremy Lazarus, MD
- Opening Remarks: George Annas – Global Lawyers & Physicians
- Panel 1: Sondra S. Crosby, MD – The Case of Tarek El Sawah
- Panel 2: Stephen Xenakis, MD – Adnan Farhan Abd Al Latif Ala’Dini
- Panel 2: David Annas, MD, MPH – The Case of ISN 156
- Panel 3: Sondra Crosby, MD – Guantanamo Hunger Strike
- Panel 3: Hans Wolff, MD, MPH – Hunger strike and force-feeding in Switzerland: How to resist unethical orders?