By Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos,Elizabeth Minor,Samrat Sinha

This booklet examines the methodological difficulties of accounting for the useless in armed conflicts in addition to how the method itself is open to manipulation and controversy. encouraged by means of the paintings of the overseas Practitioner community of casualty recording organisations, the publication gains thematic research, case reports and old dialogue at the use of the physique count number in the direction of political, humanitarian and army ends.

The booklet starts off with a strategic research of the physique count number that introduces a common dialogue at the dimension of struggle violence; its remedy through the media, humanitarian agencies, governments and the army; and its criminal and political implications. It then examines the accounting for civilian warfare casualties in earlier and destiny conflicts, investigates the best way the foreign Committee of the purple move has handled the problem of lacking people and the identity of lifeless our bodies in armed conflicts and explores the function of facts in relief coverage debates, particularly with regard to humanitarian workers.

Next, the ebook information the sector of casualty recording as practiced via civil society companies, with insights from a research of forty practitioners. It additionally good points narrative case reviews that aspect the methods human losses have been documented in the course of contemporary conflicts in Northeastern India (2006-2009) and Croatia (1991-1995). moreover, one case research seems to be on the usefulness of casualty recording in attractive policymakers at the affects of specific applied sciences of violence.

This e-book bargains an insightful research into violence, facts and the politics of accounting for the useless. it's going to attract a wide viewers of policy-makers, human rights activists, humanitarian practitioners in addition to academics.

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