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...

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New Civil Society Organisation for Casualty Recording

First published 1st Sep 2014

The Every Casualty Programme, founded within Oxford Research Group (ORG) in 2007, is to become an independent self-governing organisation from October 1st 2014.
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Press Release: New military tactics impede efforts to record casualties, put civilians at greater risk

First published 12th Aug 2014

A new report from the Every Casualty Programme shows that the use of emerging military tactics, including the use of armed drones and autonomous weapons, private military and security companies, and special operations forces, poses serious challenges to casualty recording.  more...

Press release: Systematically recording the casualties of armed violence can help save lives

First published 16th Apr 2014

Recording and analysing data on the casualties of conflict and armed violence can improve the protection of civilians and save lives. This is the conclusion of two reports released today by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) and the Every Casualty Programme at Oxford Research Group (ORG). more...

Press Release: Major new report shows 11,420 children killed in Syrian conflict

First published 24th Nov 2013

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Press release: The war in Iraq: 10 years and counting

First published 19th Mar 2013

This press release from International Practitioner Network (IPN) member Iraq Body Count, on the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, draws attention to the human toll of the conflict since 2003 through a statistical overview of its casualties. more...

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Towards the Recording of Every Casualty: Summary of the methods research launch at USIP

First published 6th Nov 2012

In this article originally published on the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) website, USIP comment on the launch of the casualty recording practice research launched at their Washington D.C. headquarters in October 2012, and which they funded. more...

Oxford Research Group joins other NGOs in calling for stronger disarmament initiatives world-wide

First published 5th Nov 2012

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, 90 representatives from non-governmental organizations and global coalitions gathered in New York for a Humanitarian Disarmament Campaigns Summit convened by Human Rights Watch. These civil society representatives work in a variety of fields with the shared objective of protecting civilians from the harmful effects of armed violence. The Summit Communiqué issued by 31 signatories, including the Oxford Research Group, calls for strong disarmament initiatives driven by humanitarian imperatives to strengthen international law and protect civilians. more...

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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...

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...