Conflict Zones and Human Rights

Conflict Zones and Human Rights

War and failure of security institutions leads to crises and abuses affecting local civilian populations. Stimson experts develop effective measures to prevent and respond to violence as well as work toward creating effective and accountable security institutions.

 

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Current Research

August 30, 2017 | EXPERT: Haidi Scarlet Willmot

The United Nations (U.N.) is mandated and resourced to prevent and respond to mass human suffering caused by conflict, natural disaster, and disease. Yet it is often criticized for failing to act in a timely way. READ MORE

August 28, 2017 | EXPERT: Aditi Gorur

Statement — Briefing on Democratic Republic of the Congo: An Update Aditi Gorur Director, Protecting Civilians in Conflict Program, Stimson Center House Foreign Affairs Committee Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Washington, DC READ MORE

August 18, 2017 | EXPERT: Agnieszka Paczynska

Kuwait’s self-perception as a humanitarian and benevolent country is often at odds with public opinion of Muslim countries in the West, which remains focused on the financing of terrorism, the propagation of Islam, and other “undemocratic” political positions. READ MORE

July 6, 2017 | EXPERT: Jesse Marks

As Russia’s “de-escalation plan” for the ongoing war in Syria takes effect, neighboring countries are keen to return massive Syrian refugee populations to the four safe zones that the plan establishes in the western part of the country. READ MORE

June 19, 2017 | EXPERT: Aditi Gorur , STAFF: Madeline Vellturo

Since 2014, MINUSCA — the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic — has worked to protect civilians and keep the peace. READ MORE

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