Avoiding Civilian Harm in Partnered Military Operations: The UK's Responsibility

Lydia Day, Frank Ledwidge, Stuart Casey-Maslen, Mark Goodwin-Hudson

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


While partnered military operations are not a new phenomenon for the UK, their importance, both in strategy and practice, has increased significantly over the past two decades. Indeed, they have now become the predominant form of UK military engagement, seeing the UK training, arming and fighting alongside allied forces, other state militaries and armed opposition groups across the world. The UK’s approach to partnered military operations needs to recognize that providing assistance to an entity that may use force against civilians has consequences under international law, and that recognition must generate action.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCeasefire Centre for Civilian Rights
Commissioning bodyJoseph Rowntree Foundation
Number of pages64
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2023

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