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Forum discussion #NotATarget

Thursday 28 September 2017
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague
Spanish Steps

“Protection of Medical Personnel and Facilities in Armed Conflict”

The forum discussion #NotATarget will be on the topic of violence against medical staff and facilities in conflict situations. After presentations from each of the panel members, there will be room for questions and discussion.


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17.00 hrs Doors open

17.15 hrs Opening by Prof. Mattijs Numans MD, director LUMC Campus The Hague

17.20 hrs Presentation by Prof. Barend Middelkoop MD, Public Health LUMC

The right to public health: what is needed to safeguard it in terms of confidentiality, impartiality, neutrality, patient safety and safe working environment for medical staff

17.30 hrs Presentation by Katrien Coppens, delegate director Artsen zonder Grenzen (MSF)

The importance of respect for medical facilities and staff in the line of work for MSF, the recent incidents (Afghanistan, Yemen, CAR, DRC) and why the petition campaign 

17.40 hrs Presentation by Dr. Robert Heinsch, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies

How are medical facilities and staff protected under international humanitarian law, and the potential value of resolution 2286

17.50 hrs Presentation by Jelte van Wieren MA, director Stability & Humanitarian Aid at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The position of the Dutch government, what can the Netherlands do in relation to the (temporary) seat in the UNSC

18.00 hrs Discussion and Q & A with the audience

18.30 hrs Time for drinks

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