UN Security Council

INEW outreach to UN Secretary-General and Security Council on the use of explosive weapons...

August 29, 2014  Comments are off

The heads of organisations that make up the International Network on Explosive Weapons have written to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and to the Permanent Representatives of the 15 member states of the Security Council to express concern over the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. Against the background of mounting civilian casualties and widespread destruction from artillery, rockets and airdropped bombs in the towns and cities of Gaza, Syria, Ukraine, the letters call for an international... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Mortars, artillery, car bombs etc.

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Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

32 items

Casualty Recording

Understanding the impact of violence

8 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

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Scottish independence and banning nuclear weapons

August 15, 2014  Comments are off

By Ray Acheson, Reaching Critical Will and Thomas Nash, Article 36 Scottish independence could be the most significant development for international nuclear disarmament efforts in many years. The Scottish National Party has pledged that if the Scottish people vote in favour of independence in the September 2014 referendum, it will negotiate the removal of the UK Trident nuclear weapon system from the Faslane Naval Base, located 40km from Glasgow. The debate in the UK The independence... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Mortars, artillery, car bombs etc.

29 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

32 items

Casualty Recording

Understanding the impact of violence

8 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

25 items
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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.

29 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

32 items

Casualty Recording

Understanding the impact of violence

8 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

25 items
CCW Informal Meeting of Experts (c) UN in Geneva

Autonomous weapons, meaningful human control and the CCW

May 21, 2014  Comments are off

Autonomous weapons, meaningful human control and the CCW Discussions at the Convention on Conventional Weapons, May 2015 The CCW held its first informal meeting on autonomous weapons from 13-16 May in Geneva. Delegations from 87 countries took part, as well the UN, ICRC, the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots and a number of its member organisation, as well as independent experts and academics. Many delegations participated actively and, as noted by Charli Carpenter, engaged in... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Mortars, artillery, car bombs etc.

29 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

32 items

Casualty Recording

Understanding the impact of violence

8 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

25 items
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