New technologies

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Restarting disarmament

May 4, 2012  Comments are off
Restarting disarmament

by Richard Moyes and Thomas Nash, 4 May 2012 On ‘domestic’ issues such as the introduction of new medical technologies or pharmaceuticals governments will often be concerned about inadvertent harms to their own citizens, but with weapons the victims are... Read more

Ban autonomous armed robots

March 5, 2012  No comments
Ban autonomous armed robots

By Dr. Matthew Bolton, Thomas Nash and Richard Moyes: Wide adherence to international prohibitions on biological and chemical weapons illustrates a strong international consensus that not all weapons are acceptable. In banning anti-personnel landmines the global humanitarian community acted to... Read more

Call for increased transparency in UK weapons reviews

February 27, 2012  No comments
Call for increased transparency in UK weapons reviews

Article 36 has joined with other NGOs and Parliamentarians in signing a letter to the Minister of State for the Armed Forces, Nick Harvey MP, calling for transparency in a forthcoming review of the legality of the UK’s CHARM3 ammunition.... Read more

UK reviews of weapons under Article 36

November 15, 2011  Comments are off
UK reviews of weapons under Article 36

An article published in the Guardian,  “Armed forces minister sorry for misleading MPs over depleted uranium”, raises serious concerns regarding the rigour of UK practice in ensuring that weapons are not going to cause humanitarian harm.  According to the article: [Armed... Read more

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