Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS)

Civilian-Military Humanitarian Coordination

Reports and Publications

U.S. Security Partnerships And the Protection of Civilians: Government of Ethiopia and the Ethiopian National Defense Force

The Protection of Civilians in U.S. Security Partnerships Fact Sheet Series is a collaborative research effort between Brown University’s Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS), the Security Assistance Monitor (SAM) at the Center for International Policy, and InterAction. The Ethiopia fact sheet is the first in a series of fact sheets examining protection of civilian issues in geographies where the U.S. is a significant external security partner.

Re-assessing the Civil-Military Coordination Service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Commissioned by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), this CHRHS report takes stock of the perspectives of Civil-Military Coordination Service (CMCS) partners—including operational humanitarian organizations, donor governments, and capacity building organizations—regarding key elements of current response contexts and partners’ needs and expectations from CMCS.

Civilian-Military Coordination in Humanitarian Response: Expanding the Evidence

Through the generous support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, CHRHS and HRP sought to develop new avenues for information sharing between humanitarian, military, and academic communities, and expand upon our ongoing work with these distinct groups who interact on a daily basis in some of the most dangerous and challenging environments in the world. Nearly two years later and during the greatest pandemic to affect our global community in over a century, we are honored and delighted to release the results of four critical research projects that we hope will serve as a catalyst for future research and action in the crucial field of humanitarian civil-military coordination.