Casualty recording news & views

The items posted here illustrate why transparent, humanising casualty recording is crucial. Although news reports of casualties are a staple of journalism, less frequently explored are the complexities of the recording process, the immediate and long-term benefits of doing it properly and the many harms involved in failing to do so. This collection examines those issues.

Inside the advocacy group recording victims of forced disappearances in Turkey: An interview with Hafiza Merkezi 

First published 14th Jan 2015

Every Casualty speaks with Ozgur Goral, the head of the Documentation Programme at Hafiza Merkezi, a Turkish civil society organisation dedicated to documenting the lives of victims of state abuse.  more...

Statement on IPN member abducted in Syria

First published 13th Dec 2013

The co-founder of Violation Documentation Center, a casualty recording organisation based in Syria and member of Every Casualty's International Practitioner Network, was abducted on December 10th by an unknown armed group, along with three other human rights activists.  more...