LPHR Director, Tareq Shrourou, will speak today at Heath Through Peace 2017: a three day conference bringing health professionals, students and activists together to advocate for public health through peace and social justice.
Tareq will speak on a panel discussing ‘Prisoners’ health in Israel and Palestine’. The conference programme contains the following description for this panel discussion:
“This panel will discuss the various political and social conditions endured by Palestinians – including breaches of international humanitarian and human rights law – and how this undermines their psychological well-being and cause unnecessary trauma and suffering. Palestinians have been exposed to regular and often deadly violence, engendering direct risks of psychological trauma and negative mental health outcomes among the population.
“This discussion will also cover various topics including the psychological impacts and legal aspects of solitary confinement; administrative detention and hunger-strike protests, forced-feeding law passed in Israel, and will include a screening of the short documentary Breaking the generations: Palestinian prisoners and medical rights.”
This important conference is organised by Medact and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, and is taking place at the University of York.
Further information on Health Through Peace 2017 can be read here.