Prison, health and the respect of human rights

Thursday, 2017/10/26, 16:00 h

Prisons are the places where human rights are at risk. Since 1989, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) visits all 47 member states of the Council of Europe on a regular basis. The work aims the prevention of ill treatment and aims generally to improve the conditions of detention. Health care plays an important role either for the identification and reporting of ill treatment but generally also in regards to public health as almost all prisoners come back to the society and represent a vulnerable, underserved population which is highly affected by illness.

Event organizer: ISPM Bern
Speaker: Prof. Hans Wolff, MD, MPH, Division of Prison Health, Geneva University Hospitals
Date: 2017/10/26
Time: 16:00 - 17:00 h
Locality: Seminarraum 606, Finkenhubelweg 11 (1st Floor)
ISPM Hauptgebäude
Finkenhubelweg 11
3012 Bern
Characteristics: open to the public
free of charge