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Rules of IHL Applicable to the Conduct of Military Operations in Urban Areas

Urban warfare constitutes one of the most serious threats to the security and integrity of civilians in times of war. It represents, consequently, one of the most challenging areas of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in practice. This note reviews the rules of IHL applicable to the conduct...

May 2004
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  • Ruth Barron
    Ryan Goodman
    SAF Troops, Tanks, and Artillery Massing at El Obeid Barracks

    Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has identified a previously unidentified assembly of SAF forces at the El Obeid Barracks, approximately 440 kilometers (273 miles) from Abyei town and the contested border line between North and South Sudan. Based on analysis of available transportation...

    May 2011
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  • Saira Khan

    Saira Khan is a researcher and data analyst at the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), where she uses GIS and satellite imagery as tools to analyze damage as a result of conflict and disaster, population displacement, and monitor...

    Sakina Haider

    Sakina completed her BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Oxford. Following this, Sakina worked as a consultant at Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) London office where she was selected to participate in the company’s Social Impact Immersion Program, a program that...

    Samuel Plasmati

    Samuel Plasmati is Education Programs and Operations Manager for the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard. In this role Samuel is responsible for the development and delivery of a growing number of training programs designed for both university-based students and mid-career professionals pursuing...

    Sanoj Rajan
    Sarah Cunningham
    Sarah Dryden-Peterson
    Sarah Schwartz

    Sarah joined the Program on Resilient Communities in April 2018.  Previously, Sarah was the Project Coordinator for HHI’s Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA), where she coordinated events and logistics as well as providing research and program support across ATHA projects. ...

    SARC Ambulance, Homs Syria
    Satchit Balsari
    Satellite Imagery Interpretation Guide: Displaced Population Camps

    Satellite Imagery Interpretation Guide: Displaced Population Camps is intended to help address the absence of public and standardized training resources for those seeking to use high resolution satellite imagery in support of refugee/IDP assistance operations. Students,...

    Apr 2015
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  • Satellite Imagery Interpretation Guide: Intentional Burning of Tukuls

    During armed conflict in East and Central Africa civilian dwellings are intentionally targeted and razed. These traditional civilian dwellings are known as tukuls which are primarily mud and thatch huts.

    The intentional destruction of these dwellings, given their prevalence in these...

    Sep 2015
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  • SDG Studio Geneva - SDG 17 - Anwar Mahfoudh

    Anwar Mahfoudh from KoBo Toolbox in the SDG Studio Geneva talks about SDG 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

    May 2017
    Sean Kivlehan

    Sean Kivlehan, MD, MPH is the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  He works as an attending physician in the Emergency Department at the Brigham and is an Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  He has worked...

    Searching for Lasting Peace: Population-Based Survey on Perceptions and Attitudes about Peace, Security and Justice in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    This report presents the results of a mixed-methods study conducted in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between November and December 2013, to assess the population’s perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes about peace, security and justice. The study included a survey of 5,166...

    Jul 2014
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  • Securing Access: Maintaining Presence & Proximity in Insecure Settings

    Recurring violence against civilians and humanitarian aid workers affects both the quantity and quality of protection and assistance reaching the most vulnerable populations. It also requires a reassessment of how humanitarian professionals plan and strategically implement aid delivery in...

    Mar 2016
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  • Securing Communities for Reconstruction in Afghanistan: Final Report of the Conflict Prevention Initiative E-Conference

    For two weeks in April and May 2002, the Conflict Prevention Initiative (CPI) of the Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) hosted the first ever international e-conference on “Securing Communities for Reconstruction in Afghanistan,” attracting over 90 participants....

    May 2002
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  • Securing Communities for Reconstruction in Afghanistan: Views from Afghan community leaders in refugee camps in Iran

    This report is the outcome of a series of discussions with Afghans in Mash’had and Zahedan, Iran, in April 2002. The participants in these discussions were mainly members of Afghan community-based groups, known for their charitable activities for Afghan refugees in both cities. Three women and...

    May 2002
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  • Security Management Initiative Progress Report

    The purpose of this note is to present a first report on the progress of the Security Management Initiative project as of March 15, 2005. This report covers the research and consultation phase, in preparation for the development of a draft curriculum and assessment tools, to be presented to an...

    Mar 2005
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  • Selecting and Applying Legal Lenses in Monitoring, Reporting, and Fact-Finding Missions

    While the existence of monitoring, reporting and fact-finding (MRF) bodies in the international realm is not a new phenomenon, the recent proliferation of such institutions raises a number of policy and legal issues. One issue is that, as MRF bodies are increasingly called to make legal...

    Oct 2013
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  • Selecting and Applying Legal Lenses in Monitoring, Reporting, and Fact-Finding Missions

    While the existence of monitoring, reporting and fact-finding (MRF) bodies in the international realm is not a new phenomenon, the recent proliferation of such institutions raises a number of policy and legal issues. One issue is that, as MRF bodies are increasingly called to make legal...

    Oct 2013
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  • Selwyn Mahon

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