Health Care During Armed Conflict -- A Legal and Social Perspective
11 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2013
Date Written: June 15, 2011
The essay at the outset makes an endeavour to address the nature of health care system and its significance to human lives. It delves into analyzing of the impact of armed conflict on health care. The essay tries to highlight the impacts of armed conflict on health care facilities, children, women and the risk of trauma. It addresses the nature of the law of war and its pivotal role of securing human lives from the scourge of armed conflict and the direct health assistance of ICRC to get rid of human lives from the horrid impacts of conflict. The essay addresses the role of non-state actors, governments and its local mechanism on health care system during armed conflict and argues to place them as indefeasible components to tackle the breakdown of health care during armed conflict. The essay makes an attempt to bring forward the facts that need attention to tackle the collapse of health care during any conflict situation. The essay comes to its conclusion arguing that ensuring social equality, cultural and economic right would cease to resort to conflict and pave the solution of the health care crisis during armed conflict.
Keywords: IHL, health system, armed conflict, ICRC, human rights, laws of war, health care during armed conflict
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