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

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Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

89 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

76 items

New technologies

Science, technology and weaponisation

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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

32 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

32 items

Hypersonic weapons: a threat to our common security

March 12, 2019  Comments are off

The development of hypersonic weapons raises urgent concerns about international security, stability and peace, due to their considerable potential to further complicate strategic relations and encourage arms competition. Article 36’s new bulletin on hypersonic weapons – the latest in our series of policy-oriented papers on science, technology and weaponization – provides a brief overview of the current state of play in hypersonic glide vehicle and hypersonic cruise missile development. Although no multilateral weapons control body... 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

32 items
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