Responsibility for protection of medical workers and facilities in armed conflict

  title={Responsibility for protection of medical workers and facilities in armed conflict},
  author={Leonard S. Rubenstein and Melanie D Bittle},
  journal={The Lancet},
Assaults on patients and medical personnel, facilities, and transports, denial of access to medical services, and misuse of medical facilities and emblems have become a feature of armed conflict despite their prohibition by the laws of war. Strategies to improve compliance with these laws, protection, and accountability are lacking, and regular reporting of violations is absent. A systematic review of the frequency of reporting and types of violations has not been done for more than 15 years… Expand
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