Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and Open Society Justice Initiative invite you to the launch of the newest PHR report “My Only Crime Was That I Was a Doctor”. PHR will present the findings and recommendations from its research into how the Syrian government targets health workers for arrest, detention, and torture. An expert panel will shed light on the systematic violations of human rights and international humanitarian law during the Syrian conflict – including systematic attacks on medical facilities and personnel – and discuss prospects for accountability and justice.
Monday, December 9, 2019
6:00 PM Reception
6:30 – 8:00 PM Panel discussion
Open Society Foundations
224 West 57 Street, New York, NY 10019
Panelists: Michele Heisler, MD, Medical Director, Physicians for Human Rights; Rayan Koteiche, Researcher, Physicians for Human Rights; Ahmed Kalecioğlu, Detention survivor, Health Program Officer, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
Moderated by Amb. Stephen Rapp, Sonia and Harry Blumenthal Distinguished Fellow for the Prevention of Genocide, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center, Former Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, Office of Global Criminal Justice at the U.S. State Department.
Welcoming remarks from Kathy Foley, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Vice-Chair, Board of Directors Physicians for Human Rights.