Protection of civilians

Introduction
3 months ago

Why won’t the UK protect civilians from unexploded bombs?

September 10, 2020  
Residents of Al Mishlab, east of Raqqa returning back home to check their houses and belongings. © Diala Ghassan/MSF

The UK is the only permanent member of the Security Council that doesn’t support an international law to protect civilians from explosive remnants of war By Richard Moyes It is nearly a full 17 years since the international community adopted... Read more

New publications on protecting civilians: protecting health, protecting education and...

August 31, 2020  
Children in Bardarash refugee camp, Northern Iraq, November 2019 © Emily Garthwaite/Article 36

Protecting civilians should be conceived of as a wide goal of conflict prevention and sustainable development, which gives attention to the health and wellbeing of people, the social structures that ensure justice and dignity, and the environment. Its objective should... Read more

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 de...

February 7, 2020

Protecting civilians explosive weapons in populated ...

February 5, 2020

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