The grey area on protecting war zone hospitals

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Hospitals have long been protected under international human rights law and the Geneva Convention, but recently some hospitals have been under attack, most notably in Kunduz, in Afghanistan.

In a recent study of roughly 2,400 recorded incidents over a 2-year period, the International Committee of the Red Cross found that about one third of hospital attacks were intentional, and a majority were perpetrated by forces connected to a national government.

Increasingly, civilians and civilian infrastructure have become the targets of attack, and one reason that it continues is because there’s no accountability for these crimes.

CCTV’s Jessica Stone reports.

The grey area on protecting war zone hospitals

The grey area on protecting war zone hospitals

Hospitals have long been protected under international human rights law and the Geneva Convention. But recently, some hospitals were under attack, most notably in Kunduz, Afghanistan. CCTV's Jessica Stone reports.


Widney Brown on protecting war zone hospitals

CCTV America’s Elaine Reyes spoke to Widney Brown. She serves as the director of programs at Physicians for Human Rights.

Widney Brown on protecting war zone hospitals

Widney Brown on protecting war zone hospitals

For more on the approaches to protect war zone hospitals, CCTV America's Elaine Reyes spoke to Widney Brown. She serves as the senior director for international law and policy at Amnesty International's Secretariat in London and is the director of Physicians for Human Rights.