There is a wide range of human rights organisations operating in and across many conflicts. The two most frequently mentioned as producing useful information are Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
In most conflicts there are also local organisations operating, sometimes in quite extensive organised networks. Casualty recorders report using the outputs of these NGOs. Access to the databases of these organisations is particularly useful, as information on specific individuals or incidents could be compared. Victims, relatives, and veterans organisations also frequently provide useful information to casualty recorders. Local civil society sources give increased coverage and local knowledge, and are regarded as highly trustworthy.
THE RANGE OF SOURCES IN CASUALTY RECORDING, p. 15