Hello everyone. I haven't posted for a while, mainly because I've been completely swamped writing with creating my free online course which launches on Monday. The course is on exactly the sort of material I cover on the blog so if you're following the blog you should seriously consider signing up for the course. It's … Continue reading My Free Online Course is Ready and About to Launch!
Check out this job opportunity. Posted on: 13 March 2018 Closing date: 12 April 2018 Programme Development Officer Posted by Every Casualty Worldwide Save job £28,000 - £32,000 London, Greater London Part-time Category Project Management , Advocacy Sectors Human Rights This is an opportunity to make a unique contribution to changing the way that governments acknowledge the human cost … Continue reading An Interesting Job in Casualty Recording!
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Hello everybody. The radio silence was much longer than intended but blog posts should start coming fast and furious now. I've got a lot I want to get off my chest as soon as possible. Let's get the ball rolling with a new paper I have with Nicholas Jewell and Britta Jewell. (Well, to be honest, … Continue reading New Paper on Accounting for Civilian War Casualties
On Thursday night I was at the London launch (following an earlier one in Geneva) of new standards for the field of casualty recording. Every Casualty (for which I'm a Board member) and its Casualty Recorders Network spent years preparing for this moment and it was worth the wait. Here are the slides from my presentation. I … Continue reading The History of Casualty Recording and the Launch of Every Casualty’s Standards for the Field
Casualty Recording Post-Chilcot International Standards for the Field Thursday 8 December 2016 1730-1900 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 … Continue reading Event Announcement! Casualty Recording Post-Chilcot
B'Tselem is one of the finest casualty recording organisations in the world so the recent publication of its report on Operation Protective Edge (July 8 - August 26, 2014) is an important moment for the field. The report is simultaneously very good and very brief so I urge everyone to have a look. There is a well-organised interactive … Continue reading New B’Tselem Report on Operation Protective Edge…and a Critic who Fires Blanks at B’Tselem
The chapter on civilian casualties in the Chilcot report is stuffed with interesting material to the point that I don't know where to start. So I guess I'll make a somewhat random choice and start with the internal UK discussion on whether or not to compile and release data on civilian casualties in the Iraq … Continue reading Chilcot on Civilian Casualties: Part 1
I posted recently on the expected announcement from the Obama administration about civilians killed in US air attacks. You can read a brief summary of this release here. The best in-depth analysis I've seen is this article by Jack Serle. I'm still happy with my original post now that the announcement is out . However, I wish … Continue reading The New US Policy on Civilian Casualties in Military Operations
According to this story President Obama is expected to release an official number for civilians killed in US drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa. I wouldn't go so far as to say that this glass is half full but it is better than nothing if you're really thirsty. What are the shortcomings of the predicted … Continue reading A Step Towards Casualty Recording in US Drone Strikes