Torture Is A Public Health Problem

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h_butoday_16-9795-DEANSYM-018.jpg"The impunity of the United States presents a big drawback in the global fight against torture," said the United Nations special rapporteur Wednesday. When the subject of torture comes up in his travels to other countries, he often hears the same refrain: "If the United States does it, why can't we?"

Juan E. Méndez discussed human rights issues facing prisoners, like force-feeding, sexual assault, and solitary confinement. 

Photo by Jackie Ricciardi

The School of Public Health Dean's Symposium invited scholars and policy makers from across the country to discuss crucial questions: do humans have a right to health? And, if so, what does it entail?

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