New report on how counter-terrorism law is being used to deprive people of health care and to punish health workers who provide it, both contrary to international law and long-held norms. Report authors include our Len Rubenstein

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Attacks on health facilities and health workers in Syria are likely more common than previously reported, and local data collectors can help researchers more accurately measure the extent and frequency of these attacks, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine. Authors include our Leonard Rubenstein

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In the light of US Central Intelligence Agency guidelines that limited routine care of detainees to promote torture, our Zackary Berger, Leonard Rubenstein and Matthew DeCamp call for sanctions against health professionals who cooperate

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Summary of a Documentary Screening and Discussion with an expert panel that included our Leonard Rubenstein

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In light of its problematic response to US torture, the APA established an independent ethics commission, members include our Leonard Rubenstein, which has issued its findings

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A string of blatantly illegal attacks on clinics and ambulances in war zones around the world prompted the Security Council last year to demand protection for health workers and accountability for their attackers

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In a 48-hour period in November, warplanes bombed five hospitals in Syria, leaving Aleppo’s rebel-controlled section without a functioning hospital. The loss of the Aleppo facilities — which had been handling more than 1,500 major surgeries each month — was just one hit in a series of escalating attacks on health care workers in 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday

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Our Leonard Rubenstein. a lawyer who also directs a program on human rights, health and conflict at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. says there were a staggering number of assaults on health care facilities in 2016. Rubenstein is the editor of a new report called “Impunity Must End” about aggression against health facilities and health workers globally last year

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