April 16, 2007

The Human Cost

The Consequences of Insurgent Attacks in Afghanistan

Map of Afghanistan
I. Summary
II. Background
III. Civilian Accounts
Attacks Targeting Civilians
Indiscriminate or Disproportionate Attacks on Military Targets
IV. Civilian Perceptions
V. Rising Civilian Casualties: Trends and Statistics
VI. Legal Analysis
Applicable Treaties and Customary Law...
Applying Legal Standards to Insurgent Activities
International Forces, Security Concerns, and Laws of War Violations
VII. Recommendations101
Methodology105
Acknowledgments106
Appendix A: Examples of Insurgent Attacks in 2006107
Appendix B: Attacks on Afghan Educational Facilities in 2006116