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States should highlight explosive weapons at UN protection of civilians debate

January 15, 2015  Comments are off

On January 27 2015 the UN Security Council will hold an Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict. Article 36 encourages states to raise the issue of the humanitarian impact of explosive weapons in populated areas in the debate. As has been recognised by a number of states, the harm caused by explosive weapons is a key issue for civilian protection. The threat to civilians from explosive weapons in 2014 was recently highlighted by Human Rights Watch, whose... 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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Dame Joan Ruddock and Martin Caton at APPG briefing on Vienna (ICAN UK)

Briefing to parliamentarians: the Vienna conference and Austrian pledge on nuclear weapons

January 26, 2015  Comments are off

On 21 Jan 2015, the All Party Parliamentary Group on weapons and the protection of civilians (which Article 36 provides administrative support to) held a roundtable briefing on December 2014’s Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons. The meeting was chaired by Martin Caton MP (Labour). There were briefings from Dame Joan Ruddock MP (Labour) and Thomas Nash (Article 36 and International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, ICAN) as well as Sir Nick Harvey MP (LibDem). Thomas Nash... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Mortars, artillery, car bombs etc.

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Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

38 items

Casualty Recording

Understanding the impact of violence

8 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

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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.

32 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

38 items

Casualty Recording

Understanding the impact of violence

8 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

28 items
Future of Life Institute front page artwork http://futureoflife.org

Need for meaningful human control over weapons highlighted by AI experts

January 15, 2015  Comments are off

For the governance of the use of force and the protection of people, every individual use of weapons should be subject to meaningful human control. This means a process of legal decision-making and deliberative moral reasoning by human beings for each individual attack. Weapons that do not allow such human control and attacks without such human control should be prohibited. As part of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, Article 36 argues that fully autonomous weapons should, as... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Mortars, artillery, car bombs etc.

32 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

38 items

Casualty Recording

Understanding the impact of violence

8 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

28 items
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