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

On 15 November 2019, the Security Council unanimously adopted S/RES/2499 and renewed the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). While the protection of civilians (POC) remains the Mission’s first priority task for the year ahead, additional tasks have been added by the Council to support the…

William Meeker Discusses Nigeria’s Proposed National Policy on Protection of Civilians

On August 28th, CIVIC’s Africa Director William Meeker was invited to speak at a Media Discussion on Nigeria’s Proposed National Policy on Protection of Civilians in Conflict Situations. The event was hosted by National Human Rights Commission, Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS)-Nigeria Chapter, and Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC). His remarks are below. Good morning.…