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Children in Armed Conflict Accountability Initiative

Promoting timely and effective accountability for serious violations of international law committed against children in armed conflict

The Children in Armed Conflict (CAC) Accountability Initiative promotes timely and effective accountability for serious violations of international law committed against children in armed conflict (CAC accountability). CAC accountability includes judicial and non-judicial responses to redress past violations and prevent future violations.

In many situations, perpetrators of serious violations remain unidentified and are not held to account. Even in cases where programs and mechanisms to advance accountability exist, they often fail to achieve tangible outcomes for children. As a result, violations against children continue, often carried out with impunity. Conflict Dynamics works to address this ‘accountability gap’ by strengthening the capacities of national-level practitioners and policy-makers.

Activity Areas

The CAC Accountability Initiative provides practitioners and policy-makers working on child protection, justice, peacebuilding, and related fields:

  • context-specific training;
  • technical expertise and support;
  • outreach activities.

In addition, Conflict Dynamics also works with national NGO partners in conflict-affected countries to engage national government entities, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, affected children and communities, and others on this topic.

For more information on this initiative, visit the dedicated CAC Accountability site.