Webinar: Casualty Recording and Healthcare in Sudan

The Political Studies Association’s Specialist Group on Autocracy and Regime Change, the Centre for International Security and the Centre for Global Politics and Development of the Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL) together with Every Casualty Counts are pleased to present the fourth and final webinar of their joint series on casualty recording and its challenges in a variety of conflicts across Africa.

Background information

Even though international humanitarian and human rights law requires states to compile casualty records during wars and periods of gross human rights violations, they often neglect this duty, prompting intergovernmental organizations, civil society groups and academic centres to step forward and attempt to prevent human beings from dying without a trace of their identities and fates.

Many such groups belong to ECC’s Casualty Recorders Network (CRN). CRN members record casualties in wars and otherwise violent environments across the globe. The goal of this webinar series has been to increase their visibility among policy-makers, diplomats and academics, who require the information they can provide but are often not aware of their important work. At the same time, the webinar series has aimed at creating conversations and potential future collaborations between policy-makers, academics working with casualty data, and casualty recorders. The series has shone a spotlight specifically on casualty recording in several African contexts – Somalia, Central Africa, South Sudan, Nigeria and soon, Sudan – where many severe ongoing conflicts receive little attention.

These webinars are open to all, advance registration is required.

Monday 20th May 2024
09h New York – 14h London – 15h Geneva & Khartoum

Speakers

Israa Hassan, Sudanese American Physicians Association (SAPA) Advocacy Director

Christina Wille, Insecurity Insight Executive Director

Patrick Vinck, Research Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard Medical School

Moderator: Sophia Dawkins, Fellow at the Centre on Armed Groups

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