Welcome to the Speaking Out Case Studies website where you will find a series of studies from Médecins Sans Frontières that openly examine and analyse the organisation’s actions and decision-making process during humanitarian emergencies that have led it to speak out.
From denouncing the forced relocation in Ethiopia in 1985 to the inaction of the international community during the Rwandan genocide of 1994 and the Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech that demanded an end to indiscriminate bombings of civilians in Chechnya and much more.
In these studies, key information sources – MSF volunteers’ written and oral recollections – are reconstructed by highlighting documents and videos from the period concerned and interviewing the main actors.
These case studies were originally designed as an educational tool for associative members of the organisation. With the hope of broadening their educational scope the studies are now being made available to the public for free, on this website, the various English and French-language websites of Médecins Sans Frontières and soon on Google Books.
Find your publication of interest and click through to download it as an eBook/PDF.
- "MSF and North Korea 1995-1998" case study online 17 November, 2014.
- "War crimes and politics of terror in Chechnya 1994-2004" case study online 15 September, 2014.
- "Violence against Kosovar Albanians, NATO's intervention 1998-1999" case study online 19 June, 2014.
- "Salvadoran refugee camps in Honduras 1988" case study online 10 December, 2013.
- "Famine and forced relocations in Ethiopia 1984-1986" case study online 8 November, 2013.
- "Somalia: Famine, Civil War, and UN 'military-humanitarian' intervention 1991-1993" case study online 3 October, 2013.