At Center for Civilians in Conflict (formerly 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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Latest News

The UN and Casualty Recording: Good Practice and the Need for Action

A new report from Oxford Research Group

Read the full report here. This new report from our colleagues at ORG looks closely at how... Blog Post | Posted 16 Apr 2014

Civilian War Victims Receive Recognition in US Law

Just Security

By Sahr Muhammedally Read the whole piece in Just Security

When the US military was deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, it had no plan for... News Article | Posted 03 Apr 2014

Joint Statement in Support of The Targeted Lethal Force Transparency Act

We, the undersigned human rights and civil liberties groups, welcome the introduction of The Targeted Lethal Force Transparency Act and commend Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Representative Walter Jones ... Press Release | Posted 02 Apr 2014

Humanitarian, Human Rights and Peace Groups welcome unanimous Security Council Resolution on Syria

Groups urge swift implementation 

A coalition of 17 international Humanitarian, Human Rights and Peace Groups welcome today’s unanimous Security Council resolution demanding safe and unhindered humanitarian access ... Press Release | Posted 22 Feb 2014

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