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    From War to Freedom in a Wheelchair: A Syrian Refugee’s Story of Survival 

    A year ago this past week, on November 18, 2022, Syrian survivor and refugee Nujeen Mustafa spoke to delegates at the signing ceremony of the Political Declaration on Strengthening the Protection of Civilians from the Humanitarian Consequences arising from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas. Signed by 83 countries, this groundbreaking declaration aims…

  • 2) Flyer from UN side event where Bonnie Docherty presented new IHRC publications, October 19. Credit: Mary Wareham, 2023.

    Implementing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Clinic Recommends Next Steps

    States should make addressing the consequences of nuclear weapons a priority in order to achieve the humanitarian purpose of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). Articles 6 and 7 of the TPNW include obligations for states parties to assist victims of and remediate environmental harm stemming from nuclear weapons use and testing,…

  • New Humanitarian Disarmament Resource Launched: Harvard ACCPI Brochure

    An updated brochure on humanitarian disarmament, recently published by Harvard Law School’s Armed Conflict and Civilian Protection Initiative (ACCPI), offers an overview of this people-centered approach to governing weapons. The brochure aims to provide a better understanding of the cross-cutting concept of humanitarian disarmament as well as an introduction to the key issues it covers.

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    A New UN-Sanctioned Force is Heading to Haiti. Will it Embrace Accountability?

    Four years after United Nations peacekeepers left Haiti amid a legacy of human rights abuses, foreign security forces are preparing to return once again. This month, the U.N. Security Council took the momentous step of authorizing a multinational force for Haiti, led by Kenya.