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panel discussion ‘The Protection of Medical Personnel and Facilities in Armed Conflict’

  • Robert Heinsch
  • Prof. Mattijs Numans
  • Prof. Barend Middelkoop
  • Katrien Coppens
  • Jelte van Wieren
Thursday 28 September 2017
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague
Spanish stairs

Médecins sans Frontières Holland (MSF Holland) and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), together with the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will host a panel discussion ‘The Protection of Medical Personnel and Facilities in Armed Conflict’.



- Prof. Mattijs Numans MD, director LUMC Campus The Hague: Introduction. 
- 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. 
- Katrien Coppens, delegate director Artsen zonder Grenzen (MSF): The importance of respect for medical facilities and staff in the line of work for MSF. 
- Dr. Robert Heinsch, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, KGF: How are medical facilities and staff protected under international humanitarian law, and the potential value of resolution 2286. 
- 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.

After the presentations, there will be time for a panel discussion and Q&A with the audience. The panel discussion will be followed by drinks.

You can register for the event here: http://bit.ly/2hljhux


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