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Empowering beneficiaries: Humanitarian professionals at a crossroads?

Humanitarian organizations face an inevitable tension that arises from two separate accountability structures. One framework, established by Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions of 1949, holds organizations accountable to host states and donor states. A second framework, the human...

Mar 2012
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  • Empowered Groups, Tested Laws, and Policy Options: Report on an International Seminar on Transnational and Non-State Armed Groups

    The rising importance of non-state armed groups is heightened by three post-Cold War phenomena: the increased fragmentation of states into smaller self-governing entities, the augmented privatization of warfare, and, by virtue of the expansion of global communication networks, the inflated...

    Nov 2007
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  • Emmanuel Tronc

    Emmanuel Tronc is Senior Research Analyst at the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. He focuses on field research and context analysis on humanitarian negotiation and access in numerous frontline contexts. Emmanuel has worked in the...

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    Emerging Issues Facing the Use of Remote Sensing Evidence for International Criminal Justice

    Remote sensing can provide unique, sometimes otherwise unavailable, information about human rights violations occurring in non-permissive environments, over large geographic areas, and across long and multiple timeframes. The evidentiary potential of RS analysis...

    Dec 2014
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  • Elisabeth B. Weintz Humanitarian Award 2019


    Elisabeth B. Weintz Humanitarian Award 2018

    The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative will award the 2018 Elisabeth B. Weintz Humanitarian Award to Nadia Murad and Amal Clooney.

    Ms. Murad is the United Nation's first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking, and has published the New York Times Bestselling...

    Elisabeth B. Weintz Humanitarian Award 2017


    Elisabeth B. Weintz Humanitarian Award


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    Economics and Violent Conflict

    This essay reviews recent research on the relationships between economies and violent conflict. The type of economic policies that governments choose plays a significant role in determining the likelihood of conflict. Policies that induce conflict may result from deliberate decisions to weaken...

    Feb 2003
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