Contents related to "Civil-Military"

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    Why you will marry the wrong security advisor

    News Item | May 8, 2017

    In this op-ed, Steve Ryan discusses what NGOs should look for when considering hiring ex-military or ex-police as security advisors.

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    Why you will marry the wrong security advisor

    News Item | May 8, 2017

    In this op-ed, Steve Ryan discusses what NGOs should look for when considering hiring ex-military or ex-police as security advisors.

  • UN-Civil-Military Coordination Field Handbook

    Library Document | April 10, 2017

    In different settings, the interaction between humanitarian and military actors ranges from close cooperation to sheer co-existence. Humanitarian-military dialogue at all levels is essential – and the basis for effective humanitarian action on the ground. The UN-CMCoord Field Handbook is designed as a guide for CMCoord Officers and focal points in natural disasters and complex emergencies.

  • Oxford Guidance on the Law Relating To Humanitarian Relief Operations In Situations of Armed Conflict

    Library Document | January 5, 2017

    In armed conflicts across the world, millions of civilians need emergency assistance to survive, but all too often fighting parties prevent this relief from reaching them. The Oxford Guidance on the Law Relating to Humanitarian Relief Operations in Situations of Armed Conflict both provide a firm understanding of the relevant rules designed to allow the delivery of assistance and enhance policy-making and advocacy to improve humanitarian access.

  • Protecting Humanitarian Action: Key Challenges and Lessons from the Field

    Library Document | January 3, 2017

    This paper presents an overview of key challenges and dilemmas faced in the protection of humanitarian action and aims to provide an initial overview of the legal, policy, and operational trends and issues identified by ATHA through its ongoing research and discussions with practitioners.

  • Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments Toolkit Third Edition

    Library Document | January 3, 2017

    The Toolkit is structured around challenges related to the issues of working with host governments, public security forces and private security providers. It is a good practice guide, with tools, templates and case studies, aimed at project level implementation.

  • Civilians Under Fire: Restore Respect for International Humanitarian Law

    Library Document | February 2, 2016

    By providing evidence of the increasing risk to civilians in modern conflicts, this policy brief seeks to convey the imperative of respecting international laws to safeguard lives and provides recommendations to President Obama specifically on how to achieve this.

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    Time for a Humanitarian Black Box?

    News Item | November 23, 2015

    At least sixteen hospitals were bombed in Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen over the past few weeks. Powerful nations carried out the aerial bombing campaigns that damaged infrastructure and killed humanitarian staff and civilians. However, the circumstances are usually disputed. Perhaps it is time the humanitarian community installed black boxes to record such events? This article presents a device that records forensic evidence of what happened where, when and who did it. It is a call to the humanitarian community to take part in generating the evidence that will force states to take their responsibilities in protecting humanitarian work seriously.

  • Restoring Humanity: Synthesis of the Consultation Process for the World Humanitarian Summit

    Library Document | October 12, 2015

    The Synthesis Report captures the results of a worldwide consultation process involving those affected by humanitarian emergencies, governments, civil society, humanitarian organizations, the private sector and other partners. The paper aims to lay the foundations of the debate at the World Humanitarian Summit.

  • Understanding a New Generation of Non-State Armed Groups

    Library Document | June 1, 2015

    This publication highlights some cross-cutting themes and issues that warrant further discussion within the international community with regard to UN engagement with hybrid armed groups.