Paul B Spiegel and our Leonard Rubenstein reflect on issues raised in their work as commissioners for the UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health which has just released a report

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Providing evidence for cooperation and action on what is one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century. The Commission’s foundation is that migration and health are inextricably linked—and key to sustainable development. Commission members include our Leonard Rubenstein

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Prolonged social isolation can do severe, long-lasting damage to the brain

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“This is a global problem,” says our Len Rubenstein. “We know the impact is quite staggering, especially in areas as insecure as Nigeria. Health workers and organizations that support them are hesitant to go in. The inability to provide security for people ends up depriving the entire population of health care.”

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Helping the Displaced

September 13, 2018

Dean Ellen MacKenzie writes ‘We must protect the health—and human rights—of those forced from their homes.’ – featuring commentary on Berman Institute scholarship

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But are they ethical? Legal scholar Alison Dundes Renteln is aware that images of suffering are often part of human rights campaigns, and notes the value of freedom of expression. At the same time, she argues for ethical limitations on the right to take pictures

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“The allegiance of a health provider is really irrelevant if they’re providing health care,” our Leonard Rubenstein comments, “A doctor or a nurse is ethically supposed to provide care for everyone.”

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State-sanctioned efforts to keep the incarcerated from reproducing began in the early 20th century and continue today

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