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From civilian protection to civilian rights

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The Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights is an international initiative to develop civilian-led monitoring of violations of international humanitarian law or human rights; to secure accountability and reparation for those violations; and to develop the practice of civilian rights.

Civilians are often recognized as the principal victims of war but rarely as the holders of rights.

Insecurity and repression make it difficult to document violations on the ground, and both legal and practical obstacles prevent access to justice.

We promote the access of civilians to the range of mechanisms and remedies under both human rights law and the laws of armed conflict, working to ensure that their rights can no longer be denied.

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