Armed conflict and peace data sources


Amnesty International 
http://www.amnesty.org

Amnesty International (AI) is an independent organisation working towards the protection of human rights worldwide. The AI site features links to online reports, press releases, urgent actions, publications, news, campaigns, and links.


Human Rights Watch 
http://www.hrw.org

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) website provides an extensive range of information, featuring recent publications, documents, reports, commentaries, multi-media, latest news, and country information.


Institute of War and Peace Reporting
http://www.iwpr.net

The Institute of War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) is an international network that aims to build peace and democracy through fair, free and reliable media reporting at the frontlines of conflict and change. The site contains reports on regions and tribunals, as well as annual reports, handbooks, training documents, letters, photo galleries, and links to media sites.


International Committee of the Red Cross
http://www.icrc.org/eng

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a humanitarian organisation dealing with armed conflict and other situations of violence. The ICRC website contains a wealth of important resources, including information detailing the origins of the ICRC (its mandate, history, structure, and funds), and information on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) (including access to an online IHL database, 100 IHL treaties, commentaries on the Geneva Conventions and their additional protocols, a list of the signatories, and an implementation database). The website also provides latest news, operational updates, annual reports, publications, key documents, photo collections, official statements, press briefings, country-by-country reports and publications, audio-visual material, and historical archives.


International Crisis Group (Crisis Group)
http://www.crisisgroup.org

The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation that utilises field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve armed conflict. The Crisis Group website offers access to recent reports, briefings and articles according to date, region and thematic issues. The site also provides access to a monthly bulletin, databases, resources, media speeches, and interviews.