Protection of civilians

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Impact of heavy explosive weapons in Gaza exposes UK failure to lead on protection of...

August 7, 2014  Comments are off
© Marc Garlasco

Civilian suffering in Gaza has been driven by the extensive use of heavy explosive weapons across a populated area.  The UK is nominally the lead nation for the Protection of Civilians on the UN Security Council where the impact of... Read more

The impact of explosive weapons in Gaza

July 15, 2014  Comments are off
© Marc Garlasco

The ongoing violence in Israel and Gaza illustrates again the urgent need for the international community to set  stronger standards regarding the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.  The use of heavy explosive weapons in places where civilians are... Read more

Reclaiming the Protection of Civilians Under IHL

May 23, 2013  No comments
Reclaiming the Protection of Civilians Under IHL

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a global conference on the protection of civilians under International Humanitarian Law in Oslo from 23-24 May 2013, inviting states, international organisations and civil society. The conference built on a series of regional... Read more

Hamas and Israel should stop use of explosive weapons in populated areas

November 15, 2012  No comments
Hamas and Israel should stop use of explosive weapons in populated areas

Hamas and Israel should immediately stop using explosive weapons in populated areas as it puts civilians at risk of death and injury, damages infrastructure including homes, hospitals and schools, and escalates political tensions.  The recent increase in explosive weapon use... Read more

Autonomous weapons – the risks of a management by ...

October 10, 2012

Restarting disarmament

May 4, 2012

Article 36 highlights concern over use of explosive ...

February 6, 2012

We are all Costa Ricans today

November 26, 2011
Charter for the recognition of every casualty of arm...
August 20, 2011
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