February 22, 2023

In Ukraine, Identifying the Dead Comes at Human Rights Cost

(Wired) – Accounting for the dead and letting families know the fate of their relatives is a human rights imperative written into international treaties, protocols, and laws like the Geneva Conventions and the International Committee of the Red Cross’ (ICRC) Guiding Principles for … Read More

January 17, 2023

In China, Doctors Say They Are Discouraged from Citing COVID on Death Certificates

(Reuters) – During a busy shift at the height of Beijing’s COVID wave, a physician at a private hospital saw a printed notice in the emergency department: doctors should “try not to” write COVID-induced respiratory failure on death certificates. Instead, … Read More