Side event on the Role of Doctors in the Fight against Torture

March 2008

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The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation of Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (FIACAT) – with support from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs – are pleased to invite you at the 7th session of the Human Rights Council to a panel discussion about:

The Role of Doctors in the Fight against Torture

Date and time:

Wednesday 12 March 2008 12.30 – 14.00h

Venue:

Human Rights Council, Palais des Nations Room XXVII

Chair:

Prof. Manfred Nowak UN Special Rapporteur on Torture

Panellists:

- Dr Christian Pross Board Member of Berlin Centre for the Treatment of Torture Victims, IRCT Council Member

- Dr Jonathan Beynon Contributor to the APT brochure “Visits to places of detention: what role for doctors and other health professionals”

- Ms. Leanne MacMillan Director of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of torture (U.K.)

Sandwiches will be provided


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