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Press release: UN says bombing of towns and cities must stop

July 3, 2015  Comments are off

New report calls for action against use of explosive weapons in populated areas In his latest report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict the UN Secretary-General has highlighted the civilian suffering caused by the bombing and bombardment of towns and cities. States must begin work now to set stronger international standards to protect civilians.  3 July 2015: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has once again identified the use of explosive weapons in populated areas as... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Mortars, artillery, car bombs etc.

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Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

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Casualty Recording

Understanding the impact of violence

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Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

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Hiroshima postcard

70 years on from the atomic bombings on Japan, it is time to ban nuclear weapons

August 6, 2015  Comments are off

Seventy years ago this week, the dropping of two atomic bombs in Japan brought about mass devastation and unspeakable suffering, killing, it is estimated, more than 50% of civilians living in the city of Hiroshima, and 30% of civilians in Nagasaki. Thousands more died in the following days and weeks, from a combination of severe burns, internal injuries, and radiation sickness. There is no comprehensive list of these victims of the bombings, but the death toll is likely... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Mortars, artillery, car bombs etc.

45 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

51 items

Casualty Recording

Understanding the impact of violence

10 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

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37 countries commit to protect education from attack, record casualties – but not UK

June 11, 2015  Comments are off

Schools and universities have been used for military purposes by government forces and non-state armed groups in 26 countries since 2005 – the majority of countries experiencing armed conflict during this period. The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack has also documented a systematic pattern of attacks on education in 30 countries between 2009 and 2013. On 29 May 2015 at the Oslo Conference on Safe Schools, hosted by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, thirty-seven... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Mortars, artillery, car bombs etc.

45 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

51 items

Casualty Recording

Understanding the impact of violence

10 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

39 items
Tiranis

AI experts call for autonomous weapons to be banned

July 28, 2015  Comments are off

More than one thousand high-profile artificial intelligence (AI) experts, scientists and other professionals today called for autonomous weapons to be banned. They highlighted the urgency of a pre-emptive legal prohibition on weapons that “select and engage targets without human intervention”, operating “beyond meaningful human control”. Given that the development of such weapons is within reach, the risks of an “AI arms race” are grave, according to their open letter, presented at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Mortars, artillery, car bombs etc.

45 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

51 items

Casualty Recording

Understanding the impact of violence

10 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

39 items
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