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NCJ Number: 31746 Find in a Library
Title: HUNGER STRIKES - LECTURE GIVEN AT THE PRISON DOCTORS' CONFERENCE AT LUNTEREN ON APRIL 11, 1975 - NETHERLANDS
Journal: BALANS  Volume:6  Issue:5  Dated:(MAY 1975)  Pages:17-20
Author(s): J P KONING
Corporate Author: Gevangeniswezen
Centraal Wervings- En
Opleidingsinstituut Van Het
Netherlands
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 4
Format: Article
Language: Dutch
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: DISCUSSION OF FORCED FEEDING OF INMATES WHO REFUSE TO EAT IN THE LIGHT OF DUTCH LAW REGARDING THE INDIVIDUAL'S RIGHT TO PRIVACY AND OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE TREATY OF ROME WITH RESPECT TO BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS.
Abstract: A DISTINCTION IS MADE BETWEEN ARTIFICIAL FEEDING AGAINST THE INDIVIDUAL'S WILL AND ARTIFICIAL FEEDING BY FORCE. THE DISCUSSION OF THE PRISON DIRECTOR'S AND THE PRISON DOCTOR'S OBLIGATIONS TO THE INDIVIDUAL AND TO THE STATE IS KEPT ON A THEORETICAL LEVEL. NO HARD AND FAST CONCLUSIONS ARE ARRIVED AT WHICH WOULD INDICATE THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH AN INMATE WHO REFUSES TO EAT SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT BE FED ARTIFICIALLY. --IN DTUCH
Index Term(s): Inmate grievances; Inmates; Netherlands; Prisoner's rights; Right of privacy; Theory
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