Event: Medicine under pressure

Wednesday 29 April, 6.30pm
Skeel Lecture Theatre, People’s Palace, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

In ‘Medicine Under Pressure: The Law and Ethics of Medicine in Conflict Situations’ a panel of distinguished legal and philosophical minds will discuss the professional regulation of doctors at work in combat, occupation and humanitarian relief settings.

High-profile lawyer Phil Shiner who was Human Rights Lawyer of the Year in 2004 and inaugural Law Society Solicitor of the Year in 2007, joins the debate. Phil Shiner will focus on the prosecution of medical breaches of human rights in the Iraq occupation. Bioethics expert Professor Richard Ashcroft, of Queen Mary’s School of Law, will talk about the dual loyalties of doctors and other healthcare workers in military and government service. Dr Phoebe Okowa, Reader in Public International Law at Queen Mary, will examine the role of medical humanitarian agencies in reporting human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo conflict. The event will be chaired by Malcolm Evans OBE, Professor of Public International Law at the University of Bristol.

The event is free but ticketed. Bookings can be made here.

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