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Reference : V-P-CH-E-01545
Date : 06/2022
Country/Region : SWITZERLAND
Caption : Geneva. Portrait of several speakers taking part in the first world conference on health in detention organised by the ICRC.
Photographer : RUSZKOWSKI, T.
Person appearing :
HACKETT, Terry (head of Unit for detention, ICRC)
LECLERC, Elena (coordinator of health care in detention programme, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Source : "1st world conference on health in detention - conference report" ICRC, 12/2022.

"The conference was made possible thanks to the invaluable support of a range of experts, people with lived experiences, representatives from government ministries, health practitioners, penitentiary staff, civil society organizations, intergovernmental agencies, UN agencies including the World Health Organization (WHO) and researchers involved in health in detention.
"Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for [their] health and well-being." This right applies to all people in all circumstances, including those in detention. For the purposes of the conference and this report, the term detention encompasses all types of penitentiary institutions, including police and immigration detention facilities, as well as youth detention and military detention facilities housing civilians.
"People deprived of their liberty are one of the key groups that fall within the ICRC's mandate and, as the then president Peter Maurer underlined, they must not be overlooked. Furthermore, the challenges that arise in places of detention cut across disciplines and involve medical staff, prison managers, government ministries and others.
"The ICRC has been bringing stakeholders together at regional conferences since 2017, but this is the first world conference to focus on health in detention and it represents a major milestone for the ICRC and another step forward in the efforts to improve health outcomes in detention settings and health for all. Prison health is public health."
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