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.

Every Casualty: An organisation dedicated to the improvement of casualty recording

First published 1st Oct 2014

October 1st marks the launch of Every Casualty Worldwide, a civil society organisation dedicated to the improvement of casualty recording more...

100 additional NGOs and associations sign up to the charter

First published 14th Feb 2012

The Network for Peace Building in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)  and their campaign Choosing Peace Together has signed on 100 Additional NGOs to the Charter for the Recognition of Every Casualty in Armed Violence.  more...

Tamil Information Centre press release

First published 29th Nov 2011

The Tamil Information Centre calls on the Sri Lanka government to create a single authoritative record of casualties of Armed Violence. more...

Video: Launch of the Charter for the recognition of Every Casualty

First published 25th Oct 2011

On the 15 September 2011 the Charter for the recognition of every casualty of armed violence was launched at the British Academy in London. The public launch included speeches from Wissam Tarif of Insan, who work in Syria, and Sandra Orlović of the Humanitarian Law Centre-Serbia and Bekim Blakaj of the Humanitarian Law Centre-Kosovo, who discussed how the Charter's core demands are both important to their work and necessary as standards for the world community. more...

After Libya, let us learn to count every casualty of war

First published 20th Oct 2011

The Guardian's Jonathan Steele, who was present at the launch of the Charter for the recognition of every casualty of armed violence at the British Academy on 14 September in London, welcomes the charter and discusses its pertinence to Libya and beyond in the first major op-ed focusing on the charter and the NGOs who back it. more...

New initiative on recording casualties of armed violence

First published 20th Oct 2011

The Every Casualty programme's press release for the launch of the Charter for the recognition of every casualty of armed violence. more...