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The impact of explosive weapons in Gaza

July 15, 2014  Comments are off

The ongoing violence in Israel and Gaza illustrates again the urgent need for the international community to set  stronger standards regarding the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.  The use of heavy explosive weapons in places where civilians are concentrated creates a predictable pattern of harm. Regardless of the political complexity, the overall legality of the military actions being undertaken, or the legality of specific attacks, this pattern of harm must be recognised 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

8 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

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A nuclear weapons ban treaty: urgent, feasible and meaningful

May 23, 2014  Comments are off

In this two-minute ICAN clip, Article 36 Director, Thomas Nash talks about why a nuclear weapons ban treaty is urgent, how it can be achieved and the positive impact it would have on nuclear disarmament.  

Explosive Weapons

Mortars, artillery, car bombs etc.

27 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

30 items

Casualty Recording

Understanding the impact of violence

8 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

25 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.

27 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

30 items

Casualty Recording

Understanding the impact of violence

8 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

25 items
CCW Informal Meeting of Experts (c) UN in Geneva

Autonomous weapons, meaningful human control and the CCW

May 21, 2014  Comments are off

Autonomous weapons, meaningful human control and the CCW Discussions at the Convention on Conventional Weapons, May 2015 The CCW held its first informal meeting on autonomous weapons from 13-16 May in Geneva. Delegations from 87 countries took part, as well the UN, ICRC, the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots and a number of its member organisation, as well as independent experts and academics. Many delegations participated actively and, as noted by Charli Carpenter, engaged in... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Mortars, artillery, car bombs etc.

27 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

30 items

Casualty Recording

Understanding the impact of violence

8 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

25 items
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