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Human Rights Council side event on barrel bombs and bombardment in Syria

March 18, 2015  Comments are off

At the Human Rights Council on 12th March 2015, the Permanent Mission of Austria in Geneva hosted a side event with Article 36 on “The use of barrel bombs and indiscriminate bombardment in Syria – the need to strengthen compliance with international humanitarian law”. As part of a broader pattern of conflict parties’ use of explosive weapons with wide area effects in populated areas, bombardment and barrel bombs have caused catastrophic harm to civilians living through the conflict in Syria.... 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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Momentum towards a nuclear weapons ban treaty: What does it mean for the UK?

March 16, 2015  Comments are off

by Rebecca Sharkey and Laura Boillot, 14 March 2015 International momentum towards a treaty to ban nuclear weapons reached a milestone in the December 2014 Vienna conference. Even assuming that the UK does not initially sign up to such a treaty, it is subject to the pressures of a changing legal and political environment and could find its present position increasingly untenable – not least on the issue of Trident renewal. The Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, held... 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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Casualty recording, critical argument and campaigning against weapons

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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.

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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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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.

37 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

41 items

Casualty Recording

Understanding the impact of violence

8 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

30 items
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