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Informal expert meeting on strengthening the protection of civilians from the use of explo...

September 4, 2014  Comments are off

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, convened a second informal meeting of governmental, military and other experts on strengthening the protection of civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas in Oslo from 17-18 June 2014. Summary of the meeting, based on OCHA’s meeting report: – Encouragingly, there is increasing recognition among Member States and other key actors of the importance... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Mortars, artillery, car bombs etc.

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Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

35 items

Casualty Recording

Understanding the impact of violence

8 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

27 items
Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz

Austria pledges to work for ban on nuclear weapons

December 9, 2014  Comments are off

Humanitarian initiative on nuclear weapons must initiate treaty process in 2015 (9 December 2014, Vienna) After 44 states called for a prohibition on nuclear weapons at a conference in Vienna on the humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons, Austria delivered the “Austrian pledge” in which it committed to work to “fill the legal gap for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons” and pledged “to cooperate with all stakeholders to achieve this goal”. “All states committed... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Mortars, artillery, car bombs etc.

30 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

35 items

Casualty Recording

Understanding the impact of violence

8 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

27 items
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Casualty recording, critical argument and campaigning against weapons

July 23, 2013  No comments

Casualty recording and the documentation of the impact of armed violence have played a critical role in past and current processes to curb weapons. Such processes have made progress by exposing failures to deal with or even acknowledge this humanitarian impact. These approaches of evidence collection and critical argument were central to the prohibitions on landmines and on cluster munitions and underpin current efforts to restrict the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. They... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Mortars, artillery, car bombs etc.

30 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

35 items

Casualty Recording

Understanding the impact of violence

8 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

27 items

UK and other states must set out clear policy to prevent development of killer robots

November 14, 2014  Comments are off

UK and other governments must set out clear policy to prevent development of killer robots States poised to agree formal talks at the UN in Geneva next year At the annual meeting of the UN Convention on Conventional Weapons, a weapons treaty meeting, states are set to agree to hold formal talks on ‘lethal autonomous weapons systems’ next year. Whilst many states have reaffirmed that it would be unacceptable to have weapons that could operate... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Mortars, artillery, car bombs etc.

30 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

35 items

Casualty Recording

Understanding the impact of violence

8 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

27 items
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