Protection of civilians

Introduction
1 month ago

Analysing the ‘protection of civilians’ as a policy agenda – and w...

May 27, 2020  
Sahala looks at the part of her family’s house that was destroyed when their village was occupied by ISIS. Returning to Tulaband, Iraq, after explosives were cleared and schools were restored, the family now faces challenges to rebuilding their home and livelihood. © Emily Garthwaite/Article 36

In a new paper released today, Article 36 examines the ‘protection of civilians’ as a global policy agenda, using an analysis of states’ contributions to the 2019 UN Security Council ‘open debate’ to look at the current state of discussion.... Read more

Talking points on the explosive weapons political declaration elements paper for 10 F...

February 7, 2020  
© Hannah Lucinda Smith

The government of Ireland is currently leading the coordination of a process to develop an international political declaration in 2020, through which states will make commitments to better protect civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. Following... Read more

Protecting civilians explosive weapons in populated areas: questions of IHL complianc...

February 5, 2020  
Residents of Al Mishlab, east of Raqqa returning back home to check their houses and belongings. © Diala Ghassan/MSF

In the course of ongoing consultations on a political declaration to address the harm to civilians from the use of explosive weapons in cities, towns and other civilian populated areas, critical questions have been raised about the connections between multilateral... Read more

Explosive weapons with wide area effects and risk to...

February 5, 2020

Seventy-one states call for action on impact of expl...

October 25, 2019

Iraq/US-Led Coalition: Weapons Choice Endangers Mosu...

June 8, 2017

Commitments for the World Humanitarian Summit

May 16, 2016
More states express support for new standards on exp...
January 27, 2016
Ban Ki-Moon, ICRC call for curb on explosive weapons...
November 11, 2015
UK turns back on UN protection of civilians
November 5, 2015
Side event: Protecting civilians from the use of exp...
October 27, 2015
The British Medical Journal on Syria, casualty recor...
September 30, 2015
States support development of a political commitment...
September 28, 2015
The UK Says It Is a Global Humanitarian Leader, So W...
September 16, 2015
Refusal to condemn cluster munition use undermines U...
September 8, 2015
UK tries to block international condemnation of bann...
September 7, 2015
Press release: UN says bombing of towns and cities m...
July 3, 2015
Round up: Meetings in Geneva highlight explosive wea...
June 29, 2015
States acknowledge impact of explosive weapons at UN...
June 26, 2015
37 countries commit to protect education from attack...
June 11, 2015
States must address explosive weapons at UN debate o...
June 5, 2015
States must address threat to civilian protection po...
May 11, 2015
Human Rights Council side event on barrel bombs and ...
March 18, 2015