WMA Expresses Grave Concern Over Human Rights In Kosova

The World Medical Association has expressed grave concern over the situation in Kosova and is urging its member national medical associations to press their governments to ensure the immediate provision of humanitarian assistance to thousands of displaced persons.

Governments should insist that authorities allowed impartial forensic investigations, under the auspices of international forensic experts and should insist that steps are taken immediately to monitor human rights violations, ensure respect for medical staff and facilities and facilitate unrestricted access to international humanitarian organisations. The WMA also calls for an end to discrimination in the provision of health care in Kosova and to any distinction based on ethnicity between health care structures.