FAQ - Medical Law, Ethics and Humanitarian Medicine

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1.    What is the purpose of courses on medical law and humanitarian medicine?

The courses on medical law and humanitarian medicine allow students, doctors and other health professionals to understand the legal and normative framework, respect it and develop a critical mind.


2.    What is the purpose of humanitarian medicine research?

Humanitarian medicine research provides original and essential data to protect physical and mental rights and integrity of vulnerable persons. For example, the Death in Prison Research Project, led by B. Elger, has led to new international guidelines in this area, which are useful for professionals working in this field. They were published by the ICRC: Guidelines for investigating deaths in custody. Bollmann M, Coyle A, Gaggioli G, Hight I, Khamis S, Mutzenberg P, Tidball-Binz M, Gaeta P, Elger B. International Committee of the Red Cross 2013


3.    Why a Humanitarian legal medicine Section?

Humanitarian legal medicine section aims to foster projects, expertise and capacity building for professionals in the field of health, justice and actors of the civil society around the world.


4.    Who can call upon humanitarian legal medecine?

Any national institution (institute or unit of legal medicine, hospital, university, ministry, etc.) as well as civil society actors, In particular, NGOs, which have a training or capacity building project or request the expertise of CURML.