U.N. Condemning Hospital Attacks, Asks for Adherence to International Law
May 5, 2016
(The Wall Street Journal) – The United Nations Security Council in a resolution Tuesday condemned attacks on hospitals and health-care workers, a response to a recent string of attacks on health facilities in Syria and Yemen. But leading world powers also faced an unsettling view of their dual role. The Security Council is supposed to enforce world peace, but most of its permanent members—the U.S., U.K., Russia and France—are engaged in active warfare and have been accused of disregarding the Geneva conventions.