At Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), our team is focused on helping civilians caught in the midst of armed conflict. We work directly with people who have the power to transform the planning, conduct, and aftermath of conflicts for civilians—from military officials and policymakers to UN bodies and civilians themselves. Our staff is found in places like Syria, Somalia, and Afghanistan, with our headquarters in Washington, DC. Learn more about our history and our founder, Marla Ruzicka, here.

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The UN Security Council Must Do More to End Attacks on Civilians in Syria

We are a coalition of human rights and humanitarian organizations working to protect and assist the civilians of Syria. We wish to express our collective outrage at the never... Press Release | Posted 26 Jun 2015

UN Security Council Should Take Immediate Action Against Indiscriminate Attacks in Syria

We the undersigned are a coalition of human rights and humanitarian organizations working to protect and assist the civilians of Syria. We wish to express our collective outrage at... Press Release | Posted 22 Jun 2015

What Civilians Themselves Say about Targeting and their Participation in Conflict

Article by Nicolette Boehland, Harvard Law Fellow at CIVIC. Article originally published by Just Security.

“What I think is that there is no line at... News Article | Posted 21 May 2015

Joint Letter to President Obama on Public Acknowledgement and Investigations of “Targeted Killings”

Re: Public Acknowledgement and Investigations of U.S. “Targeted Killings” and Drone Strikes 

Dear President Obama, 

On April 23, 2015, your administration publicly... Press Release | Posted 13 May 2015

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