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More states express support for new standards on explosive weapons at UN debate

January 27, 2016  Comments are off

On 19 January 2016, the UN Security Council held an open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. At the debate, Angola, Austria, Belgium, Poland, Spain, Ukraine and the Nordic Group of states raised the use of explosive weapons in populated areas as an issue for the protection of civilians, as did the UN Deputy Secretary-General, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW) member Oxfam... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

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Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

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Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

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New technologies of killing

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‘Don’t Bank on the Bomb’: roundtable briefing for UK parliamentarians

November 12, 2015  Comments are off

On 10th November the APPG on Weapons and Protection of Civilians held a roundtable briefing on new findings about private investments in nuclear weapons production, and how the UK as a nuclear-armed state would be affected by the commencement of negotiations on a new international treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The report of the event below was originally posted by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (UK). Nia Griffith MP (Labour), Chair of the All Party Parliamentary... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

63 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

59 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

54 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

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An urgent priority for humanity: lethal autonomous weapons systems must be prohibited

November 12, 2015  Comments are off

Article 36 remarks to the CCW debate on lethal autonomous weapons systems  13 November 2015 Delivered by Thomas Nash Thank you Mr Chairperson, Overall we feel it is clear from the debate this morning and yesterday that lethal autonomous weapons systems are a significant problem for the international community – that is why the treaty body tasked with restricting and prohibiting weapons systems is discussing them. We are encouraged with the discussion on meaningful human control.... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

63 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

59 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

54 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

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‘Virtually no public scrutiny’: The need for stronger weapons reviews globally

September 23, 2015  Comments are off

On 18 September 2015 Sci Dev Net interviewed Thomas Nash about Article 36’s work to promote public scrutiny over the development and use of weapons – including addressing the patchy and inadequate processes that currently exist amongst states to review weapons technologies globally. Nash pointed out that in comparison to standards in other fields, such as the development and release of new pharmaceuticals or most consumer goods, “there’s virtually no public scrutiny of the process of developing and fielding... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

63 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

59 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

54 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

19 items
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