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Envisioning sustainable security – The evolving story of Science and Technology in ...

October 21, 2019  
Original photo: Michael Christopher Brown. Design: bb-studio.co.uk

In his Agenda for Disarmament: Securing our Common Future, presented in 2018, the UN Secretary-General underlined the ‘need to establish a clear and credible vision for sustainable security’. He stressed that our concept of security must ensure the protection of... Read more

Turkey’s operations in north-eastern Syria: The devastating impact of explosive wea...

October 18, 2019  
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The escalation of hostilities in north-eastern Syria once again illustrates the urgent need for the international community to take decisive political action that will set a stronger standard for civilian protection from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.... Read more

The value of ‘victim assistance’ in international agreements on civilian protecti...

October 18, 2019  
Girls attend a class at their school damaged by a recent Saudi-led air strike, in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad

In this new paper, Article 36 looks at the content and implementation of commitments to ‘victim assistance’ in recent weapons treaties as well as the Safe Schools Declaration, arguing that similar commitments are both necessary and valuable to include in... Read more

Vienna Conference marks turning point as states support negotiation of an internation...

October 2, 2019  
Photo: Syria, a mutilated future: A focus on the persons injured by explosive weapons, Humanity and Inclusion, May 2016. Rajab9, 63, suffered severe injuries in both legs when his house was bombed in Syria, in 2013. © C. Fohlen/ Handicap International.

Vienna Conference marks a turning point as states support negotiation of an international political declaration on explosive weapons 133 countries gathered in Vienna for a Conference on the Protection of Civilians in Urban Warfare on 1-2 October 2019 where states... Read more

Framing harms: Analysing responses in international ...

September 30, 2019

The Safe Schools Declaration process: reflections fo...

August 5, 2019

‘Target profiles’ as a basis for rules r...

August 2, 2019

Tabletop exercise on using the Safe Schools Declarat...

July 31, 2019
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