• Press Release

AIUSA Statement on the US Department of Defense Policy on Civilian Harm Prevention and Response

August 25, 2022

In response to today’s announcement from the U.S. Department of Defense on its new policy on civilian harm prevention and response, Daphne Eviatar, Security with Human Rights Director at Amnesty International USA, said:

“Today’s announcement marks a promising first step for the Department of Defense to adequately address and prevent future civilian harm caused by U.S. military operations. However, how and when the military implements these new policies will be critical. The U.S. also needs to acknowledge and address the many previous cases of civilian harm that have so far been denied or ignored. Amnesty has extensively reported on the impacts of U.S. military operations on civilians around the world, and will continue to monitor those impacts while we make recommendations to the Department of Defense to help ensure that human rights are not violated in the name of national security.”

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