Medical Neutrality Protection Act Toolkit « Campaign Specific  « Downloads 
|Date posted||May 16, 2012|
|Categories||Campaign Specific |
|Tags||medical neutrality , medical neutrality protection act , h.r. 2643 |
Introduced in the House in July 2011, the Medical Neutrality Protection Act of 2011 (H.R. 2643) establishes accountability for violations of medical neutrality by: 1) withholding military assistance from violator countries (including bans on the transfer of military weapons or equipment, military education and training, financing to buy US defense items, and licenses for direct commercial sales); 2) placing visa bans on individuals responsible for violations of medical neutrality; 3) encouraging the US to use its voice at the United Nations Human Rights Council to establish a Special Rapporteur on medical neutrality; and 4) mandating the inclusion of medical neutrality in the annual State Department Country Human Rights Reports. This bill does not limit humanitarian aid to any country.