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The Challenges of Engagement: DRR and Civil Society

Humanitarian actors have increasingly recognized that successful disaster risk reduction (DRR) projects must be conceived as long-term, holistic initiatives geared toward enhancing the ways that states and societies approach resilience. Additionally, the humanitarian sector has learned that the...

Feb 2013
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  • The Challenges of Professionalizing Humanitarian Action

    According to ALNAP there are currently over 200,000 individuals working in humanitarian assistance and protection globally. Growing at a pace of 6% per year, this workforce is expected to double in size by 2020. Members of the...

    Oct 2011
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  • The change we started to see here was when our children

    The change we started to see here was when our children from here volunteered take up bows and arrows to fight the rebels...When those sons of ours came out, we saw they were going to help us. Their presence scared away the LRA from their frequent attacks on this community.U11

    The Changing Face of Humanitarian Crises

    The scale and cadence of crises that demand international humanitarian response is increasing. The cumulative frequency and severity of climate change on large populations, rapid and unsustainable urbanization, decreasing biodiversity, and the impending realities of resource...

    Jan 2014
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  • The City Fragility and Resilience Framework

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    The Dark Sides of Convergence: A Pro-Civilian Critique of the Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights Law in Armed Conflict

    The idea of co-application of international humanitarian law and human rights law has drawn a tremendous amount of academic attention and a huge amount of innovation in international and domestic jurisprudence. Yet in the current headlong approach into convergence, rights and rights...

    Jan 2010
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  • The Design and Planning of Monitoring, Reporting, and Fact-Finding Missions

    The design and planning process is crucial to the implementation of monitoring, reporting, and fact-finding (MRF) mechanisms geared toward investigating violations of international law, including human rights, international criminal law, and international humanitarian law. However, many...

    Dec 2013
    The Design and Planning of Monitoring, Reporting, and Fact-Finding Missions

    The design and planning process is crucial to the implementation of monitoring, reporting, and fact-finding (MRF) mechanisms geared toward investigating violations of international law, including human rights, international criminal law, and international humanitarian law. However, many...

    Dec 2013
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  • The Dilemmas Relating to Legislation Under Article 43 of the Hague Regulations, and Peace-Building Jun 2004
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  • The Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP)

    The Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) works to develop effective response where it is needed most, and aims at a major improvement in the way countries cope with populations caught up in a disaster or conflict. DEPP collaborative approaches improve the quality and...

    Jul 2017
    The European Refugee Crisis: Data, Technology, and Coordination Summit

    On 4 November 2015, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is hosting a summit on “The European Refugee Crisis: Data, Technology, and Coordination”. The summit will take place at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. We will bring together key humanitarian decision-makers,...

    The Future of the Afghan Legal System: Perspectives from the Young Generation - Roundtable Report

    The purpose of this report is to present the results of a youth roundtable on constitutional and legal reform, hosted February 5-6, 2003, by the Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) and co-organized by the Afghanistan Youth Center (AYC). This roundtable discussion...

    Jun 2003
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  • The Future of the Afghan Legal System: Perspectives from the Young Generation - Roundtable Report

    The purpose of this report is to present the results of a youth roundtable on constitutional and legal reform, hosted February 5-6, 2003, by the Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) and co-organized by the Afghanistan Youth Center (AYC). This roundtable discussion...

    Jun 2003
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  • The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

    The mission of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) is to relieve human suffering in war and disaster by advancing the science and practice of humanitarian response worldwide. HHI fosters interdisciplinary collaboration in order to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian strategies...

    Mar 2014
    The Humanitarian as Negotiator: Developing Capacity Across the Sector

    This paper examines the dynamics at play in ongoing efforts to cultivate negotiation capacity among professionals working in the humanitarian sector. Based on extensive interviews conducted with humanitarian practitioners, this paper addresses three overarching issues. The first is...

    Sep 2017
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  • The ICRC delivered water and food to Nahr al-Bared on Saturday, but access to thousands in need remains limited.
    The Implications of Bassiouni v. Prime Minister for Humanitarian Professionals in Gaza Aug 2010
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  • The Initial Response (1991-1994)

    Diplomatic and military attempts to defeat the LRA were ongoing between 1991-1994. The first government response occurred in 1991 when the Ugandan People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) mounted a four-month military offensive called “Operation North.” Simultaneously, Uganda’s state minister at the...

    The Integration of Humanitarian Action in Political and Security Missions

    In 2000, the Brahimi Report on United Nations (UN) Peace Operationsproposed a set of sweeping reforms geared toward building integrated UN peacekeeping missions. These proposals ushered in a series of structural...

    Feb 2012
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  • The Legality of House Demolitions Under IHL

    This note examines the legal aspects, under international humanitarian law (IHL), of Israel's practice of demolitions of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).1 It outlines the basis, history, and practice of house demolitions, sets forth the relevant IHL...

    May 2004
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  • The Lord’s Resistance Army (1985 - Present)

    The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has operated for more than two decades in Uganda, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and the Central African Republic (CAR). The group is known for mass murder, mutilation, and ongoing abductions to increase their ranks. Estimates of...

    The LRA killed members of the families of abductees who escaped

    The LRA killed members of the families of abductees who escaped. So in some families in order to protect themselves they collaborated and joined the LRA. They coordinated the activities of the LRA in the communities. They sold their blood in that way by crucifying others. That also...

    The LRA today (2015)

    The LRA continues to attack civilians in CAR, DRC, and, to a lesser extent, South Sudan, manipulating porous borders and regional instability to their advantage. While the present intensity of LRA violence fluctuates from year to year and between countries, the LRA has generally moved...

    The Meaningful Application of International Humanitarian Law

    Unit 1.3 of ATHA's International Humanitarian Law Distance Learning Series examines IHL implementation and enforcement mechanisms, transitional justice, and the challenges of humanitarian engagement with the implementation and enforcement of IHL.

    Jan 2015 Link
    The Pitfalls of Lawlessness: Disorder, Emergencies, and Conflict

    This paper examines the issues of disorder, emergency, and conflict and their management in a rule of law-based framework, with illustration from the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States and the war in Iraq. Noting that the promotion of the rule of law by state...

    Feb 2005
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