Protection of civilians

States must address threat to civilian protection posed by small arms and light weapo...

May 11, 2015  
States must address threat to civilian protection posed by small arms and light weapons

Ahead of the United Nation Security Council Open Debate on Small Arms and Light Weapons, the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect and PAX issued the following joint statement endorsed by 40 civil society organisation, including Article 36. The statement calls on states to... Read more

Human Rights Council side event on barrel bombs and bombardment in Syria

March 18, 2015  
Picture: US Mission Geneva

At the Human Rights Council on 12th March 2015, the Permanent Mission of Austria in Geneva hosted a side event with Article 36 on “The use of barrel bombs and indiscriminate bombardment in Syria – the need to strengthen compliance with international humanitarian... Read more

“Failing Syria”: Humanitarian organisations call for action on explosive weapons

March 12, 2015  
Destroyed school in Syria

Twenty-one humanitarian and human rights organisations today called on all parties to the conflict in Syria to “immediately end the use of explosive weapons with wide-area effects in populated areas, including but not limited to barrel bombs, mortars and other heavy... Read more

“Indiscriminate harm”: explosive weapons raised at UN, expert meeting announced

February 11, 2015  
"Indiscriminate harm": explosive weapons raised at UN, expert meeting announced

On 30 January 2015, the UN Security Council held an open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. At the debate, Austria announced that this September, in Vienna, it would be holding a meeting on the use of explosive... Read more

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