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Rape in War: Motives of Militia in DRC

"Rape in War: Motives of Militia in the DRC" is a special report commissioned by United States Institute of Peace (USIP) on sexual and gender-based violence, which uniquely examines the experiences of armed combatants in this conflict. The report is a qualitative analysis of interviews...

Jun 2010
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  • Reparation for Civilians Living in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT): Opportunities and Constraints under International Law

    A prominent issue in contemporary international law and policy involves civilians living in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (“OPT”)1 who wish to seek reparation for damage allegedly sustained as a result of Israel’s activities vis-à-vis the OPT, whether in the course of belligerent occupation...

    May 2010
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  • "Children Affected by HIV/AIDS: SAFE, A Model for Promoting their Security, Health and Development" May 2010
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  • Now, The World Is Without Me: An Investigation of Sexual Violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

    ‘Now, The World Is Without Me', is an in-depth report commissioned by Oxfam America and carried out by HHI.  The study analyzes data from female rape survivors who were treated in Panzi Hospital in South Kivu Province over a five-year period.  The analysis revealed an alarming increase in...

    Apr 2010
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  • Evidence-Based Peacekeeping: Exploring the Epidemiology of Lethal Violence in Darfur

    In this working paper, the authors seek to assess the "nature and scale of violence in Darfur in a way that is both directly useful in the design of peace support missions and policies, while also more broadly demonstrating the importance of rigorous data collection before and throughout...

    Mar 2010
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  • Protecting the Children of Haiti

    Published in the New England Journal of Medicine by the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights and the Harvard
    Medical School, this report co-authored by a number of HHI fellows covers the security situation of children in Haiti.

    Mar 2010
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  • Haiti-CNN iReport from Fond Parisien Disaster Recovery Center

    Hear from volunteer doctors at HHI's Fond Parisien Disaster Recovery Center. Take a tour as volunteers show you where surgeries are conducted, how surgeons power their tools, who changes bandages, and how lives are being saved. 

    Video by Chris Morrow, CNN iReport (...

    Feb 2010
    Harvard Humanitarian Initiative-Haiti CNN iReport

    From CNN iReport: Take a tour with Dr. Hilarie Cranmer, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.  

    Video by: Chris Morrow (http://...

    Feb 2010
    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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  • From Rapid Response to Sustainable Solutions: Disaster Response and Recovery in Post-Earthquake Haiti

    On the one-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, HHI released this report, chronicling eleven months of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative's disaster response and recovery efforts in Haiti.  The report offers a brief overview of the establishment of the Disaster Recovery Center,...

    Jan 2010
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  • Outreach Evaluation: The International Criminal Court in the Central African Republic

    Public information and outreach have emerged as one of the fundamental activities of transitional justice mechanisms. Their objective is to raise public awareness, knowledge and participation among affected communities. Despite this increased focus, understanding of the role, impact and...

    Jan 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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  • Urbanization - An Emerging Humanitarian Disaster

    This paper describes the current rates of urbanization and the developing health consequences framed as a humanitarian crisis. The authors go on to analyze the current state of knowledge and policy on urban health. They lay out the priorities for future research and work and the role for...

    Aug 2009
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  • Characterizing Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Profiles of Violence, Community Responses, and Implications for the Protection of Women

    This report uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to explore sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Results from this report show the sexual violence perpetrated by armed actors in the DRC has features that indicate rape is being used as a weapon of war. The...

    Aug 2009
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  • Measuring Performance Versus Impact: Evaluation Practices and their Implications on Governance and Accountability of Humanitarian NGOs
    In the context of increased scrutiny of humanitarian assistance over the past decade, issues around the accountability of international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) - and the perceived lack thereof - have been discussed widely and frequently. This reflects the recognition of both the...
    Jun 2009
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  • Multi-National Operations, Unity of Effort, And the Law of Armed conflict

    The debates over the applicability and interpretation of the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) are vital to unity of effort as well as clarity of rules in coalition operations.  This paper has addressed the key sources of uncertainty underlying how LOAC is and should be applied in coalition...

    May 2009
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  • Nowhere to Turn: Failure to Protect, Support and Assure Justice for Darfuri Women

    Nowhere to Turn is a report documenting the scope and long-term impact of rape and other sexual violence experienced by women who fled attacks on their villages in Darfur and are now refugees in neighboring Chad. The report is based on a scientific study, conducted in partnership with...

    May 2009
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  • 2009 Humanitarian Action Summit Report Mar 2009
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  • Introduction to Islamic Law Feb 2009
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  • Islamic Jurisprudence and the Regulation of Armed Conflict

    The increase in violent attacks against civilians and non-civilians and the claims made by groups waging such attacks that their acts are legitimate under Islamic law generated wide interest in Islamic ‘laws of war’. This paper attempts to challenge the approach focused on comparison between...

    Feb 2009
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  • New Technologies in Emergencies and Conflicts

    This paper explores communication technology advances as an opportunity for humanitarian organizations to harness modern technology to communicate more effectively with communities affected by disasters and to allow members of those communities to communicate with each other and with the...

    Jan 2009
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  • So We Will Never Forget: A Population-Based Survey on Attitudes About Social Reconstruction and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

    30 years after the end of the Khmer Rouge Regime in Cambodia, citizens of the country continue to see themselves as victims of the regime and desire some form of reparations. Nonetheless, citizens wish that the country prioritize problems that Cambodians face in their everyday lives rather...

    Jan 2009
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  • "From Information Overload to Informed Decision: Designing an Information System to Support Peacebuilding," Nov 2008
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  • "Training humanitarian professionals at a distance: testing the feasibility of distance learning with humanitarian professionals," by Vincenzo Bollettino and Claude Bruderlein, Oct 2008
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  • ATHA: Humanitarian Policy Making for Civil-Military Coordination (CIMIC) Oct 2008
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