PROTECTION OF MEDICAL PERSONNELIN THE CONTEXT OF ARMED CONFLICT IN UKRAINE
Abstract. It has been proved that since the beginning of the Russian aggression in the east of Ukraine the problems of international humanitarian law, in particular the protection of medical personnel in the context of armed conflict, have become particularly relevant. It is determined that, through its peaceful policy, Ukraine is not ready for armed aggression. The provisions of international normative legal acts regulating the protection of medical personnel and medical facilities during armed conflicts of international and non-international character are examined. The basics of implementation of the provisions of international humanitarian law by national legislation and peculiarities of criminal responsibility for violations and crimes against physicians in the area of armed conflict are investigated.
Keywords: armed conflicts, armed conflict in Ukraine, medical personnel, the right to health, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, the rights and responsibilities of healthcare professionals.