The UK, the US and other states supporting Israel, and those states supporting Hamas, including Iran, must implement their responsibility to ensure respect for international humanitarian law and to prevent further war crimes, said Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights on the eve of major escalation in the conflict in Israel/Palestine. ‘Again and again in the
The operation of the Israeli justice system is now effectively shielding Israeli Security Forces (ISF) from accountability for civilian harm caused in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), shows a new map of nearly 500 Israeli court cases published by Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights.
Yemen’s cycle of impunity must end: Urgent international action needed for justice and accountability
12 June 2023 Sana’a/London – After nearly a decade of war, civilian victims in Yemen still await justice and accountability for violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law violations and abuses, many of which may amount to international crimes, according to a joint report released today by Mwatana for Human Rights and Ceasefire
May 2023 Ms Khanim Rahim Latif, Director of Asuda, Ceasefire’s partner NGO in Iraq, briefed the UN Security Council this month on the widespread violence faced by women throughout Iraq, including the targeting of women human rights defenders. Speaking in New York on 18 May to the Security Council under the Swiss presidency, Ms Latif
The global expansion of the UK’s partnered military operations risks increasing civilian harm and decreasing accountability, finds a new report from Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights.
Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights is delighted to announce our first Spring Writing Competition! The competition involves the submission of a 1,000-word opinion or comment piece on one of the following questions: In what way could a rights-based approach affect the situation of civilians in armed-conflict zones? How is accountability important in situations of armed
March 2023 After 20 years of war since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi families who have suffered death, injury and forced displacement are still left without justice, said the Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights in a statement. Over 5 million Iraqis were forced from their homes in cycles of conflict
The Bill of Rights threatens access to justice for civilians and service personnel – Ceasefire and RSI joint briefing
The UK government’s plans to abolish the Human Rights Act (HRA) and replace it with the Bill of Rights poses a serious threat to the human rights of both civilians and service personnel. Ceasefire and Rights & Security International have published a joint briefing on the impact of the Bill of Rights on overseas military
Ceasefire holds their first fundraising concert in Islington on 4 November with Ukrainian concert pianist Sasha Grynyuk
Ceasefire are set to host their first fundraising concert in support of their work to empower civilians caught in conflict zones, including Ukraine, and the Middle East and North Africa. St James’ Church in Islington London has generously provided their beautiful venue for the event, where the concert will be held on Friday 4 November 7.30pm.
To bring justice to Ukraine’s civilians and enable them to rebuild their lives will require reparations. But while firm progress has been made on instituting war crimes investigations following the Russian invasion, international planning for the delivery of reparations has lagged behind, finds a major new report by Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights.
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