Advance notice: Publication on Ebola missions

9781472480736 We are pleased to announce that the volume, which collects the contributions to our 5th Workshop on Military Medical Ethics, is about to be published. It is about Ethical challenges for military health care personnel in the context of epidemics and it will be published in the Military and Defence Ethics series at Routledge/London.

The contributions in this volume provide first-hand insights into some of the ethical issues encountered by military health care personnel in missions during the Ebola outbreak in 2014/2015. This practical perspective is complimented by academic analyses and theoretical reflections on ethical issues associated with epidemics.

We are currently reviewing the page proofs and the book shall be available in November 2017. We will post updates here and also via our newsletter.

Publication details

Messelken, Daniel; Winkler, David (2017), editors.
Ethical Challenges for Military Health Care Personnel: Dealing with Epidemics. London: Routledge, November 2017.
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Editorial on Age Estimation in BMJ

BMJ ScreenshotWe are delighted to announce the publication of an Editorial entitled

When childhood ends: estimating the age of young people

The editorial has been published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and can be accessed via the following link:

In early 2014, the ICMM Center of Reference for Education on IHL and Ethics was contacted by COMEDS and asked to provide an ethical analysis of the issues related to medical age estimation procedures. During the 4th ICMM Workshop on Military Medical Ethics held at Forum Lilienberg in April 2014, a first assessment of the topic was done with invited experts. Further research was then conducted within the ICMM Center of Reference, and a report was presented to COMEDS in November 2014.

Our current academic editorial sums up the results of our research undertaken to answer the initial COMEDS’ request and gives you an overview on the related ethical questions.

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