Contents related to "Civil-Military"

  • 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.

  • Humanitarian Access in Situations of Armed Conflict: Handbook on the International Normative Framework

    Library Document | March 24, 2015

    The purpose of this Handbook is to lay out the existing international normative framework pertaining to humanitarian access in situations of armed conflict.

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    Evaluating Ebola: the politics of the military response narrative

    News Item | March 16, 2015

    In her op-ed, Kristin Bergtora Sandvik suggests that humanitarians must pay keen attention to the post-Ebola narrative of military victory that is currently emerging. To see the deployment of military personnel, strategies and tactics as the game changer is unfair, because it invisibilises the resilience of the nationals of Ebola affected countries, as well as the efforts of local health workers and (some) humanitarians to address and control the outbreak. However, this narrative also has important strategic consequences for patterns of funding and intervention in future health emergencies.

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    Difficulties of delivering aid in Northeast Nigeria: Boko Haram, vigilantes and other challenges

    News Item | January 21, 2015

    Fighting to establish an Islamic ‘Caliphate’, Boko Haram hit the UN compound in Nigeria’s capital Abuja in 2011, killing 18. After the UN attack, President Goodluck Jonathan ‘reaffirmed his government’s “total commitment” to combating terrorism.’ In early 2013, Boko Haram gunmen killed nine polio workers, one of the deadliest attacks against aid workers in the region. Recent attacks in Baga and Doron Baga, where approximately 2,000 civilians were killed have further increased security difficulties for humanitarian organisations. Located in the Northeastern tip of Nigeria, humanitarian agencies have been unable to reach the destroyed towns since the attack due to the unstable situation.