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Computers and War: The Legal Battlespace

The use of computers in modern warfare stretches back over decades. Computers have been employed for functions that range from managing materiel and personnel flows into an area of operations to sorting intelligence data and improving the precision capabilities of weapons. In recent conflicts,...

Jun 2004
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  • Conceptualizing City Fragility and Resilience

    This paper introduces a preliminary analytical framework that re-conceptualizes fragility and resilience at the city level. It aligns the two concepts across a range of political, social, economic and environmental factors enabling comparison across thousands of cities globally based on...

    Oct 2016
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  • Conduct of Military Operations in Urban Areas

    This policy brief reviews the rules of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) applicable to the conduct of hostilities in urban environments, and identifies key legal provisions designed to enhance the protection of civilians in these areas.

    May 2004
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  • Conflict Migration: Assessing the Approaches to Rehabilitation

    On World Refugee Day this year, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees reported that the number of refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced people worldwide has exceeded 50 million people. Humanitarian organizations are currently struggling to address the needs of these displaced...

    Oct 2014
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    Convoy: Evidence of Heavy Military Activity in Kadugli, South Kordofan

    Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has identified through analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery captured on 4 July 2011 an apparent Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) convoy travelling through Kadugli town consistent with an at least regiment-sized unit, which is equal to approximately 1000...

    Jul 2011
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  • Cordillera Administrative Region: Household Preparedness

    Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) has had a major impact on the north of the Philippines displacing more than 50,000 people in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and resulting in over PhP 14 billion in agriculatural damages (equivalent to approx. USD 270 million). The Philippines government and many...

    Sep 2018
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  • Core Concepts of International Humanitarian Law

    Unit 1.1 of ATHA's International Humanitarian Law DIstance Learning Series explores the primary sources, development, and scope of application of IHL. Also covers the qualification of armed conflict and the interplay between IHL and international human rights law (IHRL).

    Jan 2015 Link
    Countering Terror in Humanitarian Crises: The Challenges of Delivering Aid to Somalia Jun 2012
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  • Cover-Up: New Evidence of Three Mass Graves in South Kordofan

    SSP has identified three new apparent mass grave sites in and around Kadugli in South Kordofan, Sudan based on an analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery and multiple eyewitness accounts. The three alleged mass grave sites identified in this report are separate from and in addition to...

    Aug 2011
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  • COVID-19 is new, but the factors influencing our behavior during outbreaks are not


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    Craig Etcheson
    Crime Scene: Evidence of Mass Graves in Kadugli, Sudan

    SSP has found evidence consistent with allegations that the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and Government of Sudan-aligned (GoS) militias have apparently engaged in a campaign of systematic mass killing of civilians in Kadugli, South Kordofan. Under the Rome Statute and other international...

    Jul 2011
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  • Crisis Code: Humanitarian Protection in the Digital Age

    Crisis Code: Humanitarian Protection in the Digital Age. Panel 1: Humanitarian Threats in the Age of Cyberwar, part of our #SwissTouch...

    Oct 2017
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  • Crisis Mapping
    Crisis Negotiation Certificate

    For more information on the Advanced Professional Certificate Course, please contact Anaïde Nahikian, ATHA Program Manager, at

    Cynthia Petrigh

    Cynthia Petrigh has been working in the field of Human rights, IHL, and peace processes for the past 19 years.  Her international experience includes setting up a rehabilitation center for victims of torture (as Executive Director of Centre Nassim in Beirut), teaching (as...

    Dan Wikler
    Daniel Scarnecchia

    Daniel Scarnecchia is a Researcher at HHI’s Signal Program on Human Security and Technology, focusing on data governance, standards, and ethics in the Humanitarian sector.  Prior to joining HHI, he was a management consultant with a practice in the governance of sensitive data and the...

    Daniel Schrag
    Daniel Schrag
    Data and Technology in Humanitarian Response Workshop

    In December of 2015, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative will host a workshop focused on data and technology in humanitarian response.

    This working meeting will convene 35-40 experts and technologists from international NGOs, UN agencies, and other sectors to explore...

    Data Collection and Refugee Protection

    As the numbers of migrants and refugees entering Europe continue to increase, data collection and analysis, particularly through mobile technology, social media, and crowdsourcing, provide humanitarian actors with key insights into critical protection gaps and emerging trends. Yet the growing...

    Dec 2015
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  • Data preparedness: connecting data, decision making and humanitarian response

    Signal Program Standards and Ethics Series - Issue 1

    Data are a central component of humanitarian response. Frequently, however, there is a disconnect between data, decision-making and response. Informed decisions need to be made in the first hours and days of an emergency, and if the...

    Nov 2016
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