Violence against Healthcare: the problem and the law

About the author(s):

Katharine Fortin is an Associate Professor at Utrecht University where she teaches IHL and IHRL. Before joining Utrecht University, she worked at the ICTY, ICC and Norton Rose Fulbright. She is the author of The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2017) which won the 2018 Lieber Prize. She has written widely about the framework of law that applies to armed groups in non-international armed conflicts and is one of the editors of the Armed Groups and International Law blog.

The latest edition of the International Review of the Red Cross on ‘Violence against Healthcare (1): the Problem and the Law’ could not be more topical in the light of the current conflicts in the Middle East.

Part I of this thematic issue (which can be found here) focuses on patterns of attacks against health care, based on results from health-related data collection and field studies. It also outlines the legal and ethical frameworks applicable to the provision of health care. Part II will focus on the legal, operational or policy measures that can be taken to improve access to medical care in volatile contexts.

The table of contents for part one are found below:-







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