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.

Casualty Recording in Tunisia: Responses to the 2010-2011 Uprising

First published 28th Sep 2015

In a new study, Every Casualty examines the relevance of casualty recording to transitional justice, using Tunisia's National Fact Finding Commission, also known as the Bouderbala Commission, as a case study. more...

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Learning from Casualty Recording Experience: new series launched with a study of Nigeria Watch

First published 8th Jun 2015

  Every Casualty resents the first report of a planned series entitled "Learning from Casualty Recording Experience" that will focus on the work done by CRN members. This first report presents and analyses the practice and data uses of practitioner Nigeria Watch.
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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...

Video and Audio: Losing Sight of the Human Costs of Conflict

First published 12th Aug 2014

Senior Research Officer Elizabeth Minor discusses the key themes and recommendations from Every Casualty's recent report, "Losing Sight of the Human Cost: Casualty Recording and Remote Control Warfare" with the Remote Control Project, and Radio France International 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...

PODCAST: Assessing UN and state practice on casualty recording

First published 14th Apr 2014

Every Casualty's Elizabeth Minor and Action on Armed Violence's Serena Olgiati discuss their new reports and how casualty recording can help save lives.  more...

New paper from Every Casualty in Jindal Journal of International Affairs

First published 25th Mar 2014

A new paper from Every Casualty appears in the latest issue of the Jindal Journal of International Affairs more...

Ban-ki Moon report gives new boost to Casualty Recording 

First published 9th Dec 2013

UN Secretary General Ban-ki Moon highlights the need for increased casualty recording in most recent report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. more...

Casualty recording as an evaluative capability: Libya and the protection of civilians

First published 28th Mar 2013

In a new paper, Every Casualty examines the relevance of casualty recording to the Protection of Civilians (PoC) framework, using NATO's intervention in Libya as a case study. We argue that the acquisition and analysis of information about casualties needs to be given a clear and fundamental role when drafting Security Council resolutions that mandate protection. more...

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...

Towards the recording of every casualty: methods research launch at USIP

First published 1st Nov 2012

On October 22, 2012, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) hosted a roundtable discussion to launch the findings of Oxford Research Group (ORG)'s two year research project into casualty recording practice, which mainly focused on the work of NGOs. The panelists and participants discussed how the recording of conflict casualties is often done by NGOs where there is a lack of official recording. The motivations behind and benefits of casualty recording were also examined by the panelists. more...