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Presentation made to a panel discussion on "Civilian Deaths in Iraq: Quantitative Estimates and Policy Implications," held at the United States Institute for Peace (USIP), Washington DC, 10 Jan 2007.


  1. Why IBC was founded and what it does
  2. Some comments on Lancet
  3. The role of government

State of Knowledge slide 2

In overview, I want to take my allotted time to do three things: first say what IBC does and why we do it; second, offer some comments on the Lancet study; and third, place the work of casualty counting in a wider context, particularly in relation to what the responsibilities of governments are and should be.