Report launch and panel discussion
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and the Centre for Fundamental Rights at the Hertie School will hold an interactive discussion to launch the new PHR report, “'My only crime was that I was a doctor': How the Syrian government targets health workers for arrest, detention, and torture" on 4 December. PHR will present the findings and recommendations from its research into the arrest, detention, and torture of health workers by the Syrian government. An expert panel will shed light on violations of human rights and international humanitarian law during the Syrian conflict as experienced by health workers and will discuss prospects of accountability for these violations in Syria before international and national tribunals.
This event is part of the Fundamental Rights in Practice event series, hosted by the Centre for Fundamental Rights.
Başak Çalı is Professor of International Law at the Hertie School and Director of the School's Centre for Fundamental Rights. She is an expert in international law and institutions, international human rights law and policy.
Michele Heisler is a physician and Medical Director at Physicians for Human Rights.
Mazen Kewara is a physician and Country Director for Turkey at the Syrian American Medical Society.
Rayan Koteiche is a researcher at Physicians for Human Rights.
Shaher Younes is a detention survivor and human rights activist.
Bente Scheller is Head of Middle East and North Africa Division at the Heinrich Böll Foundation.