Report Examines How Domestic Laws, Regulations Affect Provision Of Health Care Amid Conflict, National Security Challenges

Safeguarding Health In Conflict/Johns Hopkins University/University of Essex: The Criminalization of Healthcare
“This report is an initial effort to explore how domestic laws and regulations are used to prosecute and otherwise sanction professionals who provide health care, as well as emerging best practices to shield health care professionals from harassment and prosecution for the same. It focuses on situations where the provision of health care leads to illegitimate prosecution, sanctions, and harassment of health care professionals by states. … Of the 16 countries surveyed for this report, practices in at least 10 countries appear to suggest that the authorities interpret support to terrorism to include the provision of health care…” (6/20).