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Amnesty and DDRRR (2012-2015)

The Ugandan government reinstated the Amnesty Act in May 2013, which grants pardons to all LRA combatants, save the top commanders. Regional organizations, UN affiliates, and international NGOs have instituted Disarmament, Demobilization, Repatriation, Reintegration, and Resettlement...

An Assessment of Attitudes Toward Gender Inequitable Sexual and Reproductive Health Norms in South Sudan: a Community-based Participatory Research Approach

Communities in South Sudan have endured decades of conflict. Protracted conflict exacerbated reproductive health disparities and gender inequities. This study, conducted prior to the country’s 2011 independence, aimed to assess attitudes toward gender inequitable norms related to sexual...

Nov 2013
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  • Anaïde Nahikian

    Anaïde Nahikian leads the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Through field-based research and engagement with humanitarian practitioners, Anaïde focuses on developing responsive research and professional tools to enhance the capacity...

    Anas Khan
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    Anne Bennett

    Anne Bennett is the Executive Director of Hirondelle USA, a non-profit organization that supports local news and information in countries emerging from conflict or faced with humanitarian crises. Bennett has worked in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Sudan and...

    Annotated Bibliography - Human Rights and Armed Conflict

    In line with its mission to engage in critical examination of humanitarian and conflict policy, HPCR undertakes a variety of academic and research initiatives to identify significant developments in Humanitarian and Human Right Law. As part of this research, in 2010 HPCR established a thematic...

    Jun 2012
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  • Annotated Bibliography - Human Rights and Armed Conflict

    In line with its mission to engage in critical examination of humanitarian and conflict policy, HPCR undertakes a variety of academic and research initiatives to identify significant developments in Humanitarian and Human Right Law. As part of this research, in 2010 HPCR established a thematic...

    Jun 2012
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  • Annotated Bibliography - Islamic Law and the Protection of Civilians

    In line with its mission to advance effective strategies for the protection of civilians during armed conflict, HPCR undertakes a variety of academic and research initiatives to identify the political, economic, and cultural factors that affect the conduct of hostilities and ultimately shape the...

    Jun 2012
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  • Apparent Intentional Destruction of Tajalei Village

    At least 300 buildings at Tajalei village, Abyei Region, Sudan were burned sometime between March 4 and March 6, 2011, according to Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) analysis of 
    DigitalGlobe satellite imagery. Approximately two-thirds of those structures appear to be...

    Mar 2011
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  • Applied Technologies Module Evaluation

    In 2010, the Humanitarian Studies Course incorporated applied technologies into the coursework for the second consecutive year. The goal of this evaluation report is to reflect upon and determine the next steps for the Applied Technology Learning Module and to better understand its impact...

    Sep 2010
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  • Applied Technology to Crisis Mapping and Early Warning in Humanitarian Settings

    The purpose of this Working Paper Series on Crisis Mapping is to briefly analyze the current use, and changing role, of information communication technology (ICT) in conflict early warning, crisis mapping and humanitarian response. The authors demonstrate that ICTs have the potential to...

    Sep 2009
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  • Applying Humanitarian Principles to Current Uses of Information Communication Technologies: Gaps in Doctrine and Challenges to Practice

    The goal of this paper is to identify and address current gaps, challenges and opportunities that face the humanitarian sector as it seeks to apply traditional humanitarian principles to the increasingly central role information communication technologies (ICTs) play in 21st Century humanitarian...

    Jul 2015
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  • Arbitrating War: Military Necessity as a Defense to the Breach of Investment Treaty Obligations Aug 2013
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  • Arthur Kleinman
    Article 43 of the Hague Regulations and Peace Operations in the Twenty-First Century

    Under Article 43 of the Hague Regulations, an occupying power must restore and maintain public order and civil life, including public welfare, in an occupied territory. This is not a result it has to achieve, but an aim it has to pursue with all available proportionate means not prohibited by...

    Jun 2004
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  • Ashish Jha
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    Assessing the Impact of Programming to Reduce the Stigmatization of Survivors of Sexual Violence in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    This project rigorously evaluated programming that addresses stigma against survivors. In this program evaluation, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s Women in War program worked with the Congolese NGO, Centre d’Assistance Medico-Psychosociale (CAMPS) to assess which parts of their...

    Apr 2014
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  • ATHA Community Participation in Humanitarian Relief and Protection: From Principle to Reality

    According to the Sphere Standards, disaster-affected populations should actively participate into the design, implementation and evaluation of humanitarian programs. Necessitating the involvement of beneficiaries is viewed as a way to lessen the inherent dependency in the aid relationship...

    Aug 2011
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    ATHA: Humanitarian Coordination: An Overview

    A vital component of humanitarian action is the coordination among all actors involved in the delivery of humanitarian assistance. Coordination within this field allows for the most efficient, cost effective, and successful operations possible. Groups seeking access to beneficiary populations...

    Jan 2008
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  • ATHA: Humanitarian Policy Making for Civil-Military Coordination (CIMIC) Oct 2008
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