Keyword Archives: war
Victims of serious violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law have a clearly established right to remedy and reparation. This right must be recognized without discrimination of any kind. Processes of remedy and reparation therefore must neither … Read More
Annan, Jeannie, Christopher Blattman, Dyan Mazurana and Khristopher Carlson, “Civil War, Reintegration and Gender in Northern Uganda,” Journal of Conflict Resolution, Volume 55 Issue 6 December 2011 pp. 875 – 906.
This report is part of a series by Feinstein International Center that examines the impact of armed conflict on civilian populations in northern Uganda and struggles for redress and remedy. Transitional justice mechanisms, including truth telling, reparation and prosecutions, are … Read More
Mazurana, Dyan, et al. 2012. “Women and Girls and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration.” Carol Cohn (ed.). Women and Wars: Contested Histories Uncertain Futures. Polity Press: Cambridge.
Larry Minear, a researcher at the Center until his retirement in 2006, has published a book, Through Veterans’ Eyes: The Iraq and Afghanistan Experience (Potomac Books, 2010). The narrative is based on interviews conducted by Minear himself, supplemented with eye-witness … Read More
Senior Researcher Antonio Donini visits Here on Earth, a program from Wisconsin Public Radio, to discuss the troop surge in Afghanistan.
In Nepal, the study’s four themes, and the perceptions of local communities related to them, come together in different ways than the other case studies.
“Forced Marriage within the Lord’s Resistance Army, Uganda” demonstrates that forced marriage includes acts codified as crimes in international customary and human rights law. These crimes include rape, sexual slavery, enforced pregnancy, forced labor, enslavement, and torture. However, the crime of forced marriage is unique from the above mentioned crimes, as it contains the element of forced conjugality.
There is growing agreement that separated children are best cared for in community settings, rather than in institutions. However, even in a community setting, there is a need for standards of care that allow for monitoring of children’s well-being. This is particularly important in countries such as Sierra Leone which is recovering from a brutal civil war and suffering from poverty, malnutrition, and limited access to adequate medical care. Since the civil war ended in Sierra Leone, child fostering—whether informal or facilitated by humanitarian agencies and the government—has become the preferred solution for the estimated 800,000+ orphaned, abandoned, and vulnerable children.
Humanitarian Agenda 2015: The State of the Humanitarian Enterprise describes the challenges faced by humanitarian actors striving to maintain fidelity to their ideals in a globalized world.