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MSF Hospital Bombing ‘Wake-Up Call’ To Examine Humanitarian Protections Under Geneva Conventions

The Lancet: What are the Geneva Conventions for?
Editorial Board

“…Despite U.S. President Barack Obama’s apology for the bombing [of a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan,] and promise of a full investigation, MSF demands a full transparent and independent international investigation by the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission — a commission established in the Additional Protocols of the Geneva Conventions specifically to investigate violations of international humanitarian law. The Lancet supports MSF’s call. … This tragedy in Kunduz is our wake-up call to examine what immunity granted under international law to medical units, personnel on the front line, and patients, really means” (10/17).

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