World Medical Association, Resolution on Economic Embargoes and Health (1997).
|Adopted by the 49th
WMA General Assembly Hamburg, Germany, November 1997
|all people have the right to the preservation
of health; and,
the Geneva Convention (Article 23, Number IV, 1949) requires the free passage of medical supplies intended for civilians;
|THE WMA URGES national medical associations to ensure that Governments employing economic sanctions against other States respect the agreed exemptions for medicines, medical supplies and basic food items.|