Explosive weapons are leading cause of death for children in Syria

November 23, 2013  Comments are off

(London, 24 November 2013) New research published by Oxford Research Group shows that the primary cause of death for children during the conflict in Syria has been the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. Director of Article 36, Thomas Nash said: “This new research adds weight to the growing calls for action to end the use of heavy explosive weapons in areas where civilians are present.” The report, “Stolen Future: the hidden toll of... 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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Nayarit Hibakusha

Nayarit: the point of no return

February 15, 2014  Comments are off

The Second International Conference on the Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons, held in Nayarit, Mexico concluded on 14 February 2014 with an ambitious vision from the conference’s Chair, Juan Manuel Gomez Robledo, deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico. The deputy Minister laid out a vision for a diplomatic process to prohibit nuclear weapons. In his summary presented to participating delegates from 146 states, as well as civil society and international organisations, Gomez Robledo stated:... 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

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.

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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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States take first step towards curbing the threat of killer robots

November 15, 2013  Comments are off

The world moved a step closer to outlawing killer robots today after states agreed to start international talks on the use of lethal autonomous weapons. In a landmark move, the United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW), meeting in Geneva, agreed to hold discussions on killer robots in 2014.

Explosive Weapons

Mortars, artillery, car bombs etc.

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Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

26 items

Casualty Recording

Understanding the impact of violence

8 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

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