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UNGA First Committee joint civil society statement on drones

October 17, 2018  
Mitzi Austero of Nonviolence International Southeast Asia delivers the joint statement to First Committee (Photo: Nonviolence International New York/Instagram)

At UN General Assembly First Committee in October 2018, over 50 organisations from across the world endorsed a statement, reproduced below, calling on states to take concerted action to address harm from armed drones and work towards agreement on the specific... Read more

Addressing harm from drones in the use of force: A way forward

October 8, 2018  
Nabila Rehman, 9, holds up a picture she drew depicting the U.S. drone strike on her Pakistan village which killed her grandmother Mammana Bibi, at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington October 29, 2013. Nabila and her father and brother attended the news conference on Monday to highlight the personal costs in collateral damage for civilians killed and injured in the U.S. drone strike program. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - GM1E9AU04C601

An increasing number of countries are now seeking drone technology for deployment in the use of force, while evidence of the abusive practices such technology has already facilitated is mounting. States now have a clear and urgent role to play... Read more

Briefing on drones for states attending UN General Assembly First Committee 2018

September 12, 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

From 8 October to 8 November, states will be attending the UN General Assembly’s First Committee on Disarmament and International Security in New York. This year on armed drones, Article 36 has set out the issues, current political context and... Read more

Drone Strikes, Legal Reasoning and the Need for Transparency

December 8, 2017  
Photo: Eric Huybrechts https://www.flickr.com/photos/15979685@N08/15610785779/

For the UK All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Drones‘ Inquiry into the UK’s use of armed drones and working with partners, Article 36 made a submission with our partners at the department of sociology at the University of Liverpool, Dr Michael... Read more

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