Drones

Introduction
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Overview of statements on drones at UNGA First Committee 2018

October 22, 2018  Comments are off
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: Week 1 and 2 8-19... Read more

UNGA First Committee joint civil society statement on drones

October 17, 2018  Comments are off
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  Comments are off
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 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
Discussion on armed drones at the UN General Assembl...
October 27, 2016
UNGA First Committee joint civil society statement o...
October 12, 2016
Briefing on armed drones for states attending UN Gen...
August 12, 2016
Military drones, casualty recording and US transpare...
July 8, 2016
Discussion on armed drones at the UN General Assembl...
November 11, 2015
UK turns back on UN protection of civilians
November 5, 2015
Sex and drone strikes
October 27, 2014
The emergence of armed drones and how we assess the ...
March 21, 2013
US drone strike data contradiction
February 4, 2013
Drone strikes raise fundamental concerns for humanit...
June 20, 2012