Negotiating the humanitarian space: where is the UK responsibility?

Nature of event

Conference

Date

June 8th, 2017

Time

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Location

The Royal Society of Medicine


Negotiating the humanitarian space: where is the UK responsibility?

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The Royal Society of Medicine and the King’s College London Conflict & Health Research Group is holding a conference on 8 June 2017 the theme of Negotiating the humanitarian space: where is the UK responsibility? where Stefan Laxness, FA Project Coordinator, will be presenting a paper on Forensic Architecture’s work in preparing emergency reports on hospital airstrikes.

About the event:

In light of the current political shifts in the British, American and international contexts, this meeting seeks to explore the role of civil-military relations and engage with an ever -changing global health security agenda.

A year ago last month, the UN Security Council adopted UN resolution 2286 ‘Strongly Condemning Attacks against Medical Facilities, Personnel in Conflict Situations’. This meeting stands as a call to action on violence against humanitarian actors in the face of an unprecedented growing burden of displaced and vulnerable populations.

Through exceptional perspectives from the field and proactive workshops, this meeting seeks to connect the health community, universities and non-governmental organisations to define a concerted agenda relating to the pressing issue of violence against hospitals and health care workers in violent contexts.

Main representatives from international organisations working in complex emergencies will be joining lead academics, policy makers and the public to reflect on the potential for action on common humanitarian objectives.

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