Victims and Casualties of Armed Conflicts—War Report (2012)

Posted on December 10, 2013


The War Report (2012 – Oxford University Press), edited by Stuart Casey-Maslen, identifies and discusses armed conflicts according to the criteria which have developed under international law. The War Report lists a total of 37 armed conflicts on the territory of 24 states for 2012. The purpose of The War Report is to collect information in the public domain and provide legal analysis for governments, policy makers, the United Nations, academics, NGOs, and journalists.

The Report categorizes each of the armed conflicts in 2012 as international, non-international, or a military occupation, with reporting on civilian and military casualties.

This is a comprehensive Report on every armed conflict which took place during 2012. It is the first of a new series of annual reports on armed conflicts across the globe, offering an unprecedented overview of the nature, range, and impact of these conflicts and the legal issues they create.

Each of these conflicts are examined in more detail, with an overview of the belligerents, means and methods of warfare, the applicable treaties and rules, and any prosecutions for, investigations into, or robust allegations of war crimes. Specific topics include the use of explosive weapons in populated areas in 2012; Drone strikes; Internally displaced persons; Sexual violence in armed conflict; Education as a battleground in conflicts; Investigation of torture claims; Domestic investigation of extraterritorial international crimes…

The War Report (2012) is available from Oxford University Press

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