Views of Beit Hanoun, one of the neighborhoods most affected by the bombings in Northern Gaza, 2014 (Photo: © Yann Libessart/MSF)

Building towards an international policy response on explosive weapons

December 20, 2018  Comments are off

2018 has seen a continuation of severe humanitarian harm from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. Yet it has also seen distinct positive movement towards a multilateral policy response to frame this issue as an urgent humanitarian concern, and start to drive practical national policies, and international expectations of behaviour, that strengthen the protection of civilians in armed conflict. It was towards the end of 2015 that the President of the ICRC and... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

84 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

89 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

76 items

New technologies

Science, technology and weaponisation

31 items
Drawing of face of a woman closing own mouth with zipper

The Disarmament Impact Group’s gendered nuclear politics

February 7, 2019  Comments are off

Last month, the International Gender Champions Disarmament Impact Group published the ‘Gender & Disarmament Resource Pack for Multilateral Practitioners’. This short document, in its own words, ‘includes basic information on gender equality and its relevance to arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament, as well as practical ideas that can support diplomats in applying a gender lens to their work’. Through its publication, the authors wish to ‘contribute to the goal of achieving gender equality in multilateral... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

84 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

89 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

76 items

New technologies

Science, technology and weaponisation

31 items

Preventing civilian suffering and developing norms on weapons: statement to the CCW

November 21, 2018  Comments are off

This week, states are meeting in Geneva at the UN to discuss their work under the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons and emerging issues for this framework, which exists to ban or restrict the use of weapons technologies (other than biological, chemical and nuclear) that have particularly unacceptable effects. With international norms and rules increasingly under threat, and widespread civilian suffering in conflict, Article 36 drew attention to the developments that states parties should focus... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

84 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

89 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

76 items

New technologies

Science, technology and weaponisation

31 items

Science, technology and weaponisation: addressing developments effectively

November 23, 2018  Comments are off

This week, states are meeting in Geneva at the UN to discuss their work under the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons and emerging issues for this framework, which exists to ban or restrict the use of weapons technologies (other than biological, chemical and nuclear) that have particularly unacceptable effects. Under the discussion on emerging issues for the convention, Article 36 gave the following statement on how states should keep appraised of new developments in science... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

84 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

89 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

76 items

New technologies

Science, technology and weaponisation

31 items
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