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Press release: UN says bombing of towns and cities must stop

July 3, 2015  Comments are off

New report calls for action against use of explosive weapons in populated areas In his latest report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict the UN Secretary-General has highlighted the civilian suffering caused by the bombing and bombardment of towns and cities. States must begin work now to set stronger international standards to protect civilians.  3 July 2015: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has once again identified the use of explosive weapons in populated areas 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

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Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

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Delegations at the NPT Review Conference (ICAN)

How to defuse the devices of the nuclear-armed states: NPT conference review

June 1, 2015  Comments are off

by Elizabeth Minor, 30 May 2015 The five-yearly review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty ended without any agreed commitments, unbalanced as ever between the nuclear-armed states and the rest. Time to change the agenda.  After four weeks of statements, deliberations and often bruising negotiations at the UN headquarters, the states party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) could not agree a plan for nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation to guide their work over the next five... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Mortars, artillery, car bombs etc.

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Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

48 items

Casualty Recording

Understanding the impact of violence

9 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

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37 countries commit to protect education from attack, record casualties – but not UK

June 11, 2015  Comments are off

Schools and universities have been used for military purposes by government forces and non-state armed groups in 26 countries since 2005 – the majority of countries experiencing armed conflict during this period. The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack has also documented a systematic pattern of attacks on education in 30 countries between 2009 and 2013. On 29 May 2015 at the Oslo Conference on Safe Schools, hosted by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, thirty-seven... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Mortars, artillery, car bombs etc.

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Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

48 items

Casualty Recording

Understanding the impact of violence

9 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

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Prohibiting autonomous weapons systems: Latest talks in Geneva

April 23, 2015  Comments are off

by Elizabeth Minor, 23 April 2015 They have been dubbed ‘killer robots’. Concerted international action is needed to prevent the emergence of weapons which could operate without meaningful human control. With states continuing to research and develop relevant weapons systems, international action is needed to prevent the emergence of fully autonomous weapons—systems which, once activated and their mission defined, could select people or objects to attack without any further human intervention. Last week, 89 countries... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Mortars, artillery, car bombs etc.

44 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

48 items

Casualty Recording

Understanding the impact of violence

9 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

36 items
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