Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC)

Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC) advocates on behalf of victims of armed conflict, working to ensure they receive recognition and assistance from warring parties. CIVIC persuaded the US Congress to establish programs for war victims in Afghanistan and Iraq, guides victims to assistance, brings the human cost of war to the attention of policymakers and the public, and is advocating a new global standard of conduct that warring parties should help where they have hurt.

Releases by this organization

Newswire article
Friday, March 25, 2011
Afghanistan: Families of Two Civilians Killed Deserve Amends for Losses
The families of two Afghan civilians killed by international forces yesterday should be compensated, and international forces should have a standing amends policy for all future victims, Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC) reiterated today. “It should go without saying that families mourning loved ones as a result of military mistakes will be recognized and offered amends,” said Sarah Holewinski, CIVIC’s Executive Director.
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Newswire article
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Afghanistan: Obama, Karzai Right to Openly Discuss Civilian Casualties
Following a press conference yesterday in which Presidents Obama and Karzai discussed measures being taken to avoid civilian casualties in Afghanistan, the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC) applauded international forces for their efforts to protect civilians while noting three necessary improvements that could save more lives. U.S. President Barak Obama, hosting Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai at the White House, said that U.S.
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Newswire article
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
PAKISTAN: Security Forces Must Investigate Incidents of Civilian Harm and Make Amends
The possible deaths of two civilians caused last week by Pakistani security forces highlights the need for Pakistan to thoroughly investigate all claims of civilian harm and offer apologies and compensation if appropriate, the Campaign for Innocent Victims of Conflict said today. "Combat operations in Pakistan have been ongoing without any proper way to investigate civilian harm or make amends for casualties," said Sarah Holewinski, executive director of CIVIC. "It's time Pakistan shows its concern for the civilian population."
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