In 2012 and 2013 alone, the International Committee of the Red Cross identified 1,809 specific incidents in 23 countries in which violence was used against patients,
health workers, ambulances or medical facilities.
In 2002, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights created the Special Repporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health with a mandate to receive rights violations complaints.
Defenders for Medical Impartiality
engages key actors in the international policy and medical community to build
a network of support for
the international protection of the
right to medical impartiality.