Volume 9, Issue 33 (Summer 2015)                   Medical Law Journal 2015, 9(33): 55-88 | Back to browse issues page

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Tavar E, Azimi F, Jodaki B. Legal status of medical personnel regarding wounded and sick persons with emphasizing on their rights and liberties medical personnel. Medical Law Journal. 2015; 9 (33) :55-88
URL: http://ijmedicallaw.ir/article-1-314-en.html
Abstract:  
In this survey, we are trying to illustrate rights and liberties of aid workers and medical personnel in the case of an Armed Conflict. In this Regard, at the very outset, legal status of humanitarian aid workers will be descried and then we will elaborate on their sets rights and liberties. At the first instance, the most important factor per se, is accessibility to victims of an armed conflict which denial of humanitarian aid in the case of accumulating with other contextual factors mentioned in international criminal court statute may lead to committing an international crime. Then, secure medical personnel’s operations and maintenance of their own security is vital for continuance humanitarian operations. Moreover, clear cut distinction between humanitarian aid groups’ rights and powers is based on different phases of the conflict and different context of the armed conflict. For an instance, legal regime on occupied territory relatively has a broad set of rights for medical personnel. Also in the case of their arrest by adverse party military forces, the treatment with this personnel elaborated in Geneva Convention.
Type of Study: Review Article |
Received: 2014/11/16 | Accepted: 2015/06/10

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