Casualty Recording Post-Chilcot
International Standards for the Field
Thursday 8 December 2016
Weston Room, Maughan Library,
Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1LR
The UK launch of the first-ever set of international standards for recording casualties for use in the field and as a resource for conflict analysts (published 23 November 2016). These Standards have been developed by UK-based NGO Every Casualty over a three-year period with the intensive involvement of casualty recording organisations around the world, and of major end users such as the ICC, UNOCHA, and ICRC. The publication of these standards is particularly timely in light of the Chilcot Report into the Iraq War which highlights the failure of the UK government properly to acknowledge and account for Iraqi casualties, and calls on the UK government to make every reasonable effort to identify and to understand the likely and actual effects of its military actions on civilians.
Hamit Dardagan and John Sloboda, Co-Directors of Every Casualty Worldwide, and Co-founders of Iraq Body Count.
Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor of War Studies, King’s College London
Professor Susan Breau, Head of the School of Law, University of Reading.
Professor Michael Spagat, Head of the Department of Economics, Royal Holloway University of London
Chris Woods, Executive Director, airwars.org.
Chair: Professor Mats Berdal