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Framing harms: Analysing responses in international commitments addressing armed viol...

September 30, 2019  
Palestinian students play basketball inside their damaged school nearby a building that was destroyed by Israeli air strikes, in Gaza City May 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Reducing and responding to the harms caused by violence – and making progress towards conditions internationally where civilian protection is prioritised and resorting to violence is minimised – is a diffuse and complex global task. It implicates many different actors,... Read more

The Safe Schools Declaration process: reflections for future commitments

August 5, 2019  
Destroyed school in Syria

The process to agree the Safe Schools Declaration (SSD), and subsequent work to universalise and implement it, could have useful lessons for planning around the upcoming process to agree a political declaration on protecting civilians from the use of explosive weapons... Read more

‘Target profiles’ as a basis for rules relating to autonomy in weapons systems

August 2, 2019  
'Target profiles' as a basis for rules relating to autonomy in weapons systems

A new discussion paper argues that ‘target profiles’ can provide a basis for developing rules to preserve ethical standards and enable meaningful human control over systems that apply force on the basis of sensors. All systems that, during their use,... Read more

Tabletop exercise on using the Safe Schools Declaration and Guidelines

July 31, 2019  
An art installation at the Third International Conference on Safe Schools in Palma, Spain, 2019, depicting a school destroyed in Syria (Photo: Article 36)

For the Third International Conference on Safe Schools in Palma, Spain in May 2019, Article 36 developed a tabletop exercise for participants to discuss different scenarios featuring threats and attacks against education in armed conflict, and the military use of... Read more

The Lords UK nuclear inquiry and constructive engage...

July 8, 2019

INEW launches International Parliamentary Appeal

March 20, 2019

The Disarmament Impact Group’s gendered nuclear po...

February 7, 2019

Building towards an international policy response on...

December 20, 2018
Data Collection and the Safe Schools Declaration: Bu...
December 18, 2018
Latin America and Caribbean regional meeting on expl...
December 7, 2018
New paper: Humanitarian mine action and protecting e...
November 26, 2018
Human security requires environmental security: join...
November 6, 2018
UN General Assembly: Fifty states deliver joint stat...
October 26, 2018
Military policies and practices and protecting civil...
October 23, 2018
Overview of statements on drones at UNGA First Commi...
October 22, 2018
UNGA First Committee joint civil society statement o...
October 17, 2018
Addressing harm from drones in the use of force: A w...
October 8, 2018
Briefing on drones for states attending UN General A...
September 12, 2018
Drone Strikes, Legal Reasoning and the Need for Tran...
December 8, 2017
Overview of statements on drones at UNGA First Commi...
November 7, 2017
Study on the humanitarian impact of drones released
October 13, 2017
UNGA First Committee joint civil society statement o...
October 10, 2017