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Human security requires environmental security: joint statement on conflict and envir...

November 6, 2018  
Nadak Aziz and Kharim Ali, a village elder an a young boy pose for a portrait near the Qayyarah oil fires. October 25th, 2016. Joey L./Oxfam

Joint statement on the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, November 6 2018 Today, our group of concerned civil society organisations, which includes academics, experts and scientists, are calling for the international... Read more

UN General Assembly: Fifty states deliver joint statement on explosive weapons

October 26, 2018  
Ireland delivers joint statement on EWIPA at UN General Assembly First Committee © Humanity and Inclusion

In an unprecedented joint statement at the meeting of the UN General Assembly’s First Committee, fifty states expressed grave concern over the humanitarian harm caused by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. The statement, delivered by Ireland, noted... Read more

Military policies and practices and protecting civilians from explosive weapons ̵...

October 23, 2018  
Views of Beit Hanoun, one of the neighborhoods most affected by the bombings in Northern Gaza, 2014 (Photo: © Yann Libessart/MSF)

The use of explosive weapons in populated areas has been identified as a key issue on the protection of civilians agenda by states and organisations over recent years. Military policies and procedures, applied in the context of weapon choices, are... Read more

Overview of statements on drones at UNGA First Committee 2018, and mapping of interna...

October 22, 2018  
UN building in New York. Photo: Ashitaka San https://www.flickr.com/photos/mononoke/225965762/in/photolist-kY8Kq-63GLCJ-dz3xXT-7eUXSQ-ejAgFi-9bKRhz-w1uRtV-vGHWAx-9VgWhC-aDUrK6-63CwDn-yEo3Pu-63Cv3M-etnZ5-aD7NGu-an1fVU-8epU8m-8BJoin-nBvTrC-poBwRp-63GMbY-63CvkV-3JGAsf-avf9qK-EPxK5-63CvtR-8ffHo1-8haGso-63srpi-9RDtMw-vuaGch-wYCfBD-wrhCoV-63GLFj-4gs4Xx-nKs4nU-8sMhtx-8AGdQk-9Vz4F7-eW1u2-8QKe4L-brWhDW-6R1KG2-63CwdB-8XPy9n-6mokFt-2jPV3p-eto1N-63GTr9-8X7BZB

During UN General Assembly First Committee in 2018, Article 36 is following states’ and civil society’s interventions on armed drones. Our week by week accounts, first published in Reaching Critical Will‘s First Committee Monitor, are reproduced here. See also our Mapping of... Read more

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
Joint civil society statement on US-led drone export...
September 12, 2017
Briefing on drones for states attending UN General A...
September 7, 2017
Growing support for Safe Schools Declaration
April 10, 2017
Studentship: PhD collaboration with the University o...
March 15, 2017
Patterns in participation: the Biological and Toxin ...
November 7, 2016
Discussion on armed drones at the UN General Assembl...
October 27, 2016
UNGA First Committee joint civil society statement o...
October 12, 2016
NGO statement to the UNGA First Committee on cybersp...
October 12, 2016
Briefing on armed drones for states attending UN Gen...
August 12, 2016
Briefing for UN General Assembly First Committee on ...
August 12, 2016
Briefing for states attending UN General Assembly Fi...
August 12, 2016
Military drones, casualty recording and US transpare...
July 8, 2016