Statement of Leonard Rubenstein for the Lantos Commission on Human Rights Briefing on Attacks on Health Care in Conflict

Friday, September 21, 2018
Statement on attacks on health care in conflict given to the Lantos Human Rights Commission by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition Chair, Leonard Rubenstein. This statement outlines the current status of attacks on health care around the world, and provides clear and tangible recommendations for Congress.

Libya: Health-Care under Attack

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
This briefing is published jointly by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), ahead of the United Nations Security Council’s debate on protection of civilians in armed conflict scheduled for 22 May 2018. The briefing covers the period from 1 May 2017 to 1 May 2018 and highlights the vulnerability of health services and facilities in Libya to attacks, interference and disruption by armed groups.

Transforming the WHO 's Role in Advancing the Right to Health in Conflict

Thursday, March 15, 2018
The WHO's commitment to collecting and analyzing data on attacks against health care is a sign of great progress toward holding the perpetrators of the violence accountable. But it is important that this momentum is continued to turn that action into change. In this article Rubenstein discusses the global actions that were taken leading up to the WHO commitment, what are some continuing barriers to accountability, and what are the next steps forward.

What's Not a Target

Friday, August 18, 2017
Health workers are supposed to save lives and health facilities are supposed to be safe places for health and healing. They’re protected by the rules of war, but are still being attacked.