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.