Dustin Lewis

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Dustin A. Lewis is the Research Director at the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict.

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International Law

Medical Care in Armed Conflict: IHL and State Responses to Terrorism

In armed conflicts involving terrorists, should we consider medical care a form of illegitimate support to the terrorists? Should a state be allowed to punish those who provide impartial care to wounded and sick fighters—including terrorists—who are hors de combat (out of the battle) and to wounded and sick civilians in terrorist-controlled territories? Should a state be allowed to prevent such providers from traveling to conflict zones in the first place? Should organized armed groups defined as terrorists—under U.N.