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  • USA: Navy nurse possibly fired for refusing participation in force-feeding

    arrestLast week, the American Nurses Association issued a statement supporting a nurse who refused to force-feed Guantánamo detainees based on his professional ethical obligations. Following the statement, IFHHRO member Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) urged the US Navy to end any disciplinary actions against the nurse, who has been charged with misconduct and faces potential discharge from the military.

     
  • Ebola, human rights and poverty

    careIn a blog for Open Global Rights, Alicia Ely Yamin argues that the Ebola crisis shows the necessity of a human rights approach to public health. Ms Yamin is Lecturer on Global Health, and Policy Director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University.