Case Studies: Ethics for Humanitarian Innovation

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Date published
08 Sep 2021
Case study
Elrha, The Humanitarian Health Ethics Network, McGill University

These case studies are part of a suite of Ethics for Humanitarian Innovation resources, which also includes a practical toolkit and background paper. Ethics case studies are widely used in ethics education and training to provide people with opportunities to explore, discuss and resolve ethical issues. Cases should be easy for people to relate to, hence we have developed a number of cases involving humanitarian innovation. Some were collected from humanitarian innovators reflecting on their lived experiences, and others were developed from published reports. Whenever possible, the factual details of the cases were confirmed with those directly involved. At times, hypothetical questions were added to the cases to promote discussion about particular ethical issues.