Violence without borders : the legal ramifications of the airstrike on the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz on 3 October 2015
Parthan Shiv Vishvanathan
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AALCO journal of international law, Vol. 4, issue 1, 2015
The recent attack on the hospital in Kunduz that was being operated by Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as “Doctors Without Borders”, is only the latest tragic reminder of the terrible consequences of armed conflicts, even for those not participating in hostilities. International humanitarian law was created for the specific purpose of preventing such tragedies, and, while inquiries and investigations into the incident are being conducted, this paper examines the legal dimensions of the infraction and the possibility of it being considered a “war crime”.