Muslim State Armed Conflict & Compliance (MSACC) Dataset: 1947-2012
The MSACC Timeline was developed by Jeff Myers.
1) Muslim State Armed Conflict & Compliance (MSACC) Dataset: 1947-2012—Total Data
This extensive dataset details all conflicts in which a Muslim state—defined by its membership in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)—was a party, from 1947-2012. It includes parties to the conflict, years of the conflict, and violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) by the state party, if applicable. The dataset is broken down by region and time period to allow for more detailed analysis.
View the Total Data Spreadsheet
2) MSACC Dataset—Muslim Constitutions & Sharia Density
In order to test possible explanations for OIC Muslim states’ conflict behaviors and compliance with IHL, this dataset gathers the constitutions-in-force of all the states and identified language consistent with Sharia law and International Human Rights Law, as exemplified by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The Sharia language in the constitutions was divided into six overarching categories, while the IHRL language followed the 30 articles of the UDHR.
View the Muslim Constitutions & Sharia Density Spreadsheet
3) MSACC Dataset—Compliance with International Humanitarian Law
This dataset is a variation of the above MSACC Dataset: Total Data. It details all conflicts OIC Muslim states have been involved in between 1947 and 2012 and includes all violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) committed by each state party, if applicable. The purpose of this dataset is so that analysis based on compliance with IHL can accurately reflect each states’ participation in conflicts.
This analysis is based on the number of times a state was involved in a conflict, whereas the MSACC Dataset: Total Data is based on the number of conflicts that actually occurred. For example, while the conflict between Algeria and Morocco between 1963 and 1964 only occurred once—and is counted once for MSACC Dataset: Total Data—for the MSACC Dataset: Compliance with IHL, the conflict is counted once under Algeria (to account for Algeria’s compliance with IHL in the conflict) and once under Morocco (to account for Morocco’s compliance with IHL in the conflict).
View the Compliance with IHL Spreadsheet
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This research is managed and led by INSCT Research Assistant Professor Corri Zoli.
Zoli is assisted by Carolyn Abdenour, Emily Schneider, and Courtney Schuster, all SU College of Law 2013 and INSCT graduates and by Alliya Anjum, INSCT Research Affiliate.
INSCT Research Assistant Professor