Law and Policy Guide to US Arms Transfers to Israel

    From Just Security by John Ramming Chappell (Advocacy and Legal Fellow at CIVIC), Annie Shiel (US Advocacy Director at CIVIC), Seth Binder, Elias Yousif, Bill Monahan and Amanda Klasing   Hamas’ attacks and the Israeli bombing campaign in Gaza that followed have rightly drawn critical attention to the applicable international humanitarian law standards governing the…

Amid Civilian Harm Revelations, Defense Bill Takes Measured Steps on Oversight and Accountability

By John Ramming Chappell and Ari Tolany Recent months have seen a flood of revelations concerning civilian harm resulting from U.S. military operations. The last U.S. airstrike of the war in Afghanistan, which killed ten civilians including an aid worker and seven children, was soon followed by news of U.S. operations in Syria targeting and endangering civilians. Reporting from The…

Ugandan and Congolese Troops Are Conducting Joint Operations: What Could that Mean for MONUSCO?

By Daniel Levine-Spound  On November 30, 2021, the Congolese army (FARDC) and the Ugandan military (UPDF) launched joint operations in the Beni territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an armed group that originated in Uganda but has operated in eastern Congo since the mid-nineties and is responsible for…