Military Medical Ethics – Scenario Database

Introduction: Civil-military relations

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Last updated: 19 Aug, 2019
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Ethical issues that arise in the context of civil-military cooperation. Often, the different roles and (self-) perception of civilian and military actors can lead to ethical issues on the ground.

Definition of CIMIC

NATO's definition of CIMIC can be found in the MC 411/1 doctrine:

"CIMIC is: The co-ordination and co-operation, in support of the mission, between the NATO Commander and civil actors, including national population and local authorities, as well as international, national and non-governmental organisations and agencies." (NATO MC411/11)


Each main category should over time have a short introductory text that explains the main ethical issues of the category and its sub-categories.

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