What is the Every Casualty campaign?

Casualties of the armed conflict, 2011 - Libya

Photos of men, accompanied by Arabic text, displayed on red fabric on a wall.

Ensuring that every death from armed violence is promptly recorded, correctly identified and publicly acknowledged requires political commitment. ECC works with states, experts and civil society to promote international recognition of casualty recording as a core component of states’ existing obligations under international humanitarian and human rights law.

A growing number of states, international organisations and independent experts have endorsed the need for consistent, effective casualty recording. They are listed below.

The legal obligation to record casualties of armed conflict

Read ECC’s paper on what international law says about casualty recording.

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States

International organisations and experts

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos

The current and former UN Secretaries-General

The Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations

OCHA

UN resolutions

UN resolutions explicitly referencing casualty recording are available under Resources.

Victims of the 1994 genocide - Rwanda
Victims of the 1994 genocide – Kigali Memorial Centre, Rwanda