What Does MINUSCA’s November 2020 Renewed Mandate Mean for the Protection of Civilians in the Central African Republic?

On 12 November 2020, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) renewed the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) for the next 12 months. Less than two months ahead of presidential and legislative elections in the Central African Republic (CAR), the negotiation of UNSC resolution 2552 (2020)…

A Comprehensive Approach is Needed for the Protection of Civilians in Urban War

The following are remarks delivered by CIVIC’s MENA and South Asia Director, Sahr Muhammedally, during the 43rd Sanremo Round Table on “New Dimensions and Challenges of Urban Warfare” – hosted by the the International Institute of Humanitarian Law and the International Committee of the Red Cross. View full recordings of the event here. Modern conflicts…

#WPS20: Improving Information-Sharing on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence through the UN Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Arrangements

As part of a broader research project on how the peacekeeping missions in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and South Sudan are analyzing and responding to CRSV, CIVIC assessed challenges to information-sharing between humanitarian actors and peacekeepers. We found that the Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Arrangements (MARA) established by the UN can contribute significantly to improved information-sharing.