Ireland delivers joint statement on EWIPA at UN General Assembly First Committee © Humanity and Inclusion

UN General Assembly: Fifty states deliver joint statement on explosive weapons

October 26, 2018  Comments are off

In an unprecedented joint statement at the meeting of the UN General Assembly’s First Committee, fifty states expressed grave concern over the humanitarian harm caused by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. The statement, delivered by Ireland, noted the “overwhelming evidence” of the humanitarian impact and devastating harm to civilians caused by use of explosive weapons which “far outlasts the conflicts in which they are used”, and highlighted in particular concerns over the... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

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Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

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Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

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New technologies

Science, technology and weaponisation

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Remember victims and respond to survivors: states must join the nuclear ban treaty

August 6, 2018  Comments are off

Seventy-three years ago this week, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing more than 210,000 people in the immediate aftermath of the bombings. Many more died in the weeks, months and years following 1945, through the horrific short- and long-term, intergenerational effects on people of the blast, heat and radiation produced by the use of nuclear weapons. Since then, the testing of nuclear weapons has also had... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

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Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

88 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

76 items

New technologies

Science, technology and weaponisation

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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

82 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

88 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

76 items

New technologies

Science, technology and weaponisation

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Science, technology and weaponisation: addressing developments effectively

November 23, 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. Under the discussion on emerging issues for the convention, Article 36 gave the following statement on how states should keep appraised of new developments in science... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

82 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

88 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

76 items

New technologies

Science, technology and weaponisation

31 items
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