The Principle of "Do No Harm" & Detention Monitoring: From Theory to Practice

In the context of COVID-19 public health crisis, persons deprived of liberty are exposed to greater health risks. This situation exacerbates existing situations of vulnerability of a population already disproportionately suffering from chronic respiratory diseases, cardio-vascular conditions, or immunodeficiency. A pandemic situation such as this one forces monitoring bodies to think differently in order to continue fulfilling their mandate in alternative ways, while respecting the principle of Do no harm

This podcast series features the following experts:

  • Dr. Carina Ferreira-Borges, Programme Manager, Alcohol and Illicit Drugs & Prison Health, WHO European Office for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD Office)
  • Professor Hans Wolff,  Head of the Department of Prison Medicine and Psychiatry at the University Hospitals of Geneva. Professor Wolff is also one of the members of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT).
  • Dr. Elena Leclerc, Head of the Healthcare in Detention Unit, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).