According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, more than half of the 20 detained journalists in Egypt are in poor health. Multiple reports document the systematic interference with access to health care inside Egyptian detention facilities. In June 2014, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights published a report titled “Health in Egyptian Prisons: a field
One year after the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2286, attacks on health workers, services, and infrastructure continue with impunity. In its report entitled Impunity Must End, the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition documents attacks on health care in 23 countries. Released on the first anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2286,
HRC33 Side Event Summary: “Doctors under Attack: Systematic Violations of Medical Impartiality in Yemen, Syria, and Egypt”
27 September 2016, Geneva, Switzerland - Defenders for Medical Impartiality organized a panel event entitled "Doctors under Attack: Systematic Violations of Medical Impartiality in Yemen, Syria, and Egypt." The event was held in parallel to the 33rd Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC). Moderating the panel was Diam Abou Diab, Senior Advocacy Associate for
The two bodies of law: IHL and IHRL International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL) are two complementary sets of international rules established by treaty or custom. Both strive to protect the lives, health, and dignity of individuals, although in different contexts. Whereas IHRL applies in both peacetime and wartime, IHL specifically
7 March 2016 — Defenders for Medical Impartiality (DMI) and the European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR) are pleased to announce the publishing of Doctors in Distress: Systematic violations of Medical Impartiality — a report on the widespread and systematic violations of medical impartiality in countries across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.