Join CIVIC and IRSEM December 17th for “Placing the Protection of Civilians at the Heart of Military Operations” Event

The Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l’Ecole Militaire (IRSEM) and CIVIC are convening a one-day event on December 17, 2019 at the Military School in Paris that will explore what bettering the protection of civilians in military operations means in practice, and what concrete approaches, policies, and tools can be considered by militaries and governments…

Protecting the Protectors: Safeguarding Humanitarian and Medical Workers in Conflict Zones

In November 2019, CIVIC’s Europe Director Beatrice Godefroy spoke at the French-German panel at Geneva Peace Week 2019 on the protection of humanitarian and medical workers in conflict zones. This event was to contribute reflections from the joint “Humanitarian Call for Action” that was launched by Foreign Ministers Heiko Maas (Germany) and Jean-Yves Le Drian…

Center testimony on civilian harm to DOD Defense Legal Policy Board

Submitted testimony of Sarah Holewinski, Executive Director, Center for Civilians in Conflict to the US Department of Defense, Defense Legal Policy Board. The resulting subcommittee report—including Center recommendations—can also be downloaded below. Center Testimony, DOD DLPB Subcommittee Report on Military Justice in Conflict Zones  ### Notes to editors: Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)’s mission is to…

Testimony on Foreign Claims Act, Condolence Payments for State and Foreign Operations Hearing

01 April 2009 | Submitted Testimony of Jonathan Tracy, former Center military legal advisor, to US Senate Committee on Appropriations on the history of the Foreign Claims Act and Condolence Payments and ways forward. Jonathan Tracy Testimony, State & Foreign Ops Hearing ### Notes to editors: Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)’s mission is to improve…