Health and the Law of Armed Conflict
Gian Luca Burci and Brigit Toebes (eds), Research Handbook on Global Health Law, Elgar, 2018, Forthcoming
17 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2017
Date Written: November 29, 2017
This article examines the international law applicable to the protection of human health in armed conflicts situations. It also addresses the different international initiatives on attacks on health care, including on humanitarian access. In addition, it discusses the challenges surrounding non-state armed groups, as a threat to health care, but also as health care providers.
Keywords: international humanitarian law, health care, armed conflicts, human rights law, non-state armed groups, humanitarian access, counter-terrorism
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