Stop the Carnage

June 3, 2019

Doctors call for an end to Syria hospital airstrikes. As Idlib province comes under renewed attack, Nobel laureates and surgeons issue a plea to save their colleagues and patients

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Our Leonard Rubenstein, in a letter to the editor of the Washington Post, writes, “Gaining adherence to these now-universal norms of conduct remains a struggle, but we must work to see their promise fulfilled, not to undermine them by pardoning those who commit war crimes.”

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Paul B Spiegel and our Leonard Rubenstein reflect on issues raised in their work as commissioners for the UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health which has just released a report

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Providing evidence for cooperation and action on what is one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century. The Commission’s foundation is that migration and health are inextricably linked—and key to sustainable development. Commission members include our Leonard Rubenstein

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Prolonged social isolation can do severe, long-lasting damage to the brain

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“This is a global problem,” says our Len Rubenstein. “We know the impact is quite staggering, especially in areas as insecure as Nigeria. Health workers and organizations that support them are hesitant to go in. The inability to provide security for people ends up depriving the entire population of health care.”

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Helping the Displaced

September 13, 2018

Dean Ellen MacKenzie writes ‘We must protect the health—and human rights—of those forced from their homes.’ – featuring commentary on Berman Institute scholarship

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But are they ethical? Legal scholar Alison Dundes Renteln is aware that images of suffering are often part of human rights campaigns, and notes the value of freedom of expression. At the same time, she argues for ethical limitations on the right to take pictures

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