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

Military policies and practices and protecting civilians from explosive weapons – report

October 23, 2018  Comments are off

The use of explosive weapons in populated areas has been identified as a key issue on the protection of civilians agenda by states and organisations over recent years. Military policies and procedures, applied in the context of weapon choices, are the central focus of a new paper released today by Article 36 and Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), based on a workshop convened by our organisations earlier this year. Operational policies and procedures provide... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

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Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

87 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

75 items

New technologies

Science, technology and weaponisation

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Remember victims and respond to survivors: states must join the nuclear ban treaty

August 6, 2018  Comments are off

Seventy-three years ago this week, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing more than 210,000 people in the immediate aftermath of the bombings. Many more died in the weeks, months and years following 1945, through the horrific short- and long-term, intergenerational effects on people of the blast, heat and radiation produced by the use of nuclear weapons. Since then, the testing of nuclear weapons has also had... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

80 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

87 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

75 items

New technologies

Science, technology and weaponisation

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Campaign to Stop Killer Robots launch in Parliament Square, 2013 (© Campaign to Stop Killer Robots)

Shifting definitions? The UK and ‘autonomous weapons systems’

July 23, 2018  Comments are off

In May this year the UK’s MoD released a new concept note on ‘human machine teaming’.  In an a short policy analysis, we consider the implications of that note for the UK’s definition of autonomous weapons systems: Shifting definitions – the UK and Autonomous Weapons Systems July 2018 In its recent Joint Concept Note, Human Machine Teaming (JCN 1/8), the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signalled some welcome flexibility in its approach to the... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

80 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

87 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

75 items

New technologies

Science, technology and weaponisation

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Nabila Rehman, 9, holds up a picture she drew depicting the U.S. drone strike on her Pakistan village which killed her grandmother Mammana Bibi, at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington October 29, 2013. Nabila and her father and brother attended the news conference on Monday to highlight the personal costs in collateral damage for civilians killed and injured in the U.S. drone strike program. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - GM1E9AU04C601

Addressing harm from drones in the use of force: A way forward

October 8, 2018  Comments are off

An increasing number of countries are now seeking drone technology for deployment in the use of force, while evidence of the abusive practices such technology has already facilitated is mounting. States now have a clear and urgent role to play in collectively determining what types of drone use are or are not acceptable for the international community. Today, Article 36 is releasing two new policy papers to contribute towards the goal of addressing the humanitarian... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

80 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

87 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

75 items

New technologies

Science, technology and weaponisation

29 items
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