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“We Hope, But We Are Hopeless”

In 2009, Iraq adopted Law 20, “Compensating the Victims of Military Operations, Military Mistakes and Terrorist Actions” (the compensation law), to compensate for deaths, injuries, and damage affecting work, study, or property. The compensation law, amended in 2015, applies retroactively from March 20, 2003 through the present day and covers harm caused by the Islamic…

Data-Driven Protection: Linking Threat Analysis to Planning in UN Peacekeeping Operations

Data-Driven Protection: Linking Threat Analysis to Planning in UN Peacekeeping Operations examines the challenges and gaps that UN peacekeeping operations in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) face when conducting threat analysis and using it as the basis of integrated Mission action. The report reviews how information is collected, stored, shared, analyzed,…

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Protecting and Harming Civilians: Perceptions of the Civilian Joint Task Force in Northeast Nigeria

In our VOICES blog, we share regular updates from our global programs, including CIVIC’s Africa and Peacekeeping Teams. This piece was written by CIVIC’s Sr. Program Advisor for Nigeria, Chitra Nagarajan, with input from Bénédicte Aboul-Nasr, former Peacekeeping Program Associate. In northeast Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin, civilians mobilized to push back against armed opposition…

Follow the Money: Financing UN Peacekeeping Operations

In our VOICES blog, we share regular updates from our global programs, including CIVIC’s Peacekeeping Team. This piece was written by CIVIC Peacekeeping Director Alison Giffen and United Nations Sr. Associate Sam Harju.  United Nations Member States are feverishly negotiating the proposed $7.27 billion budget for UN peacekeeping operations. These governments must come to an agreement on the…