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Toward a shared understanding of civilian harm

Over the last few years, PAX and many other organizations have been engaged in shaping policies and practices to strengthen the protection of civilians in conflict. In a new article InterAction and PAX explain why enhancing understanding of ‘civilian harm’ can lead to better protection outcomes for conflict-affected civilians.

One of the major challenges in protecting civilians from the effects of violent conflict is to get to a shared understanding of what constitutes ‘civilian harm'. In a recently publiced article Katherine Kramer (Senior Manager, Protection of Civilians, InterAction) and Erin Bijl (Project Officer Protection of Civilians at PAX) explain the importance of finding a common definition of the term and reflect on the new PAX book 'On Civilian Harm'.

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Jun 11, 2021


This news item refers to an article published by InterAction.

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