Medical care in armed conflict : international humanitarian law and state responses to terrorism
Dustin A. Lewis, Naz K. Modirzadeh, and Gabriella Blum
[Cambridge (Etats-Unis)] : Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, September 2015
XXI, 208 p. : photogr., carte, tabl. ; 30 cm
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This legal research briefing for the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict evaluates international humanitarian law (IHL) protections for wartime medical assistance concerning terrorists. The authors look at the practice of several countries (Colombia, Peru, and the United States) regarding domestic prosecutions of medical treatment for terrorists. They show how IHL lays down extensive protections for medical care, which should constrain some domestic criminal proceedings, but they also expose gaps and weaknesses in the protections afforded by IHL itself.