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The Geneva Conventions regulate the rules of war. They establish that, in principle, medical facilities should be protected during armed conflicts. In recent months, there have been numerous attacks on medical facilities operated by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Kunduz, Afghanistan—by the U.S. Air Force—and in Syria and Yemen.
Jason Cone, executive director of MSF-USA, will discuss how shrinking humanitarian space has caused new challenges in areas of conflict where MSF has worked for decades. He will be joined by Jane Coyne, MSF-USA board member and project coordinator in conflicts in, amongst others, Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Central African Republic, who will share the perspective from the field. Claudia Josi, human rights lawyer and lecturer at Santa Clara University, will provide comments on the basis of international humanitarian law. Dr. Sherry Wren, Vice-Chair of the Department of Surgery at the Stanford School of Medicine, will participate in the Q&A.
The discussion will be moderated by Mirte Postema, Fellow at the Stanford Human Rights Center.
Dinner will be served. Please RSVP.
This event will be webcast live.