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Explosive weapons

Report on a workshop examining military policies and practices on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

Workshop report
October 2018

 

Explosive weapons: Protecting civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas

Report
September 2018

 

Select committee inquiry submission
July 2018

 

Explosive Weapons – Factors that produce wide area effects

Fact sheet
June 2018

 

Discussion Paper
November 2017

 

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Areas of harm: Understanding explosive weapons with wide area effects

Report
October 2016

 

Screen Shot 2015-01-08 at 17.12.57Damage to the built environment from the use of explosive weapons

Briefing Paper
September 2013

 

Screen Shot 2015-01-08 at 17.21.35The impact of explosive violence on mental health and psycho-social well-being

Briefing Paper
September 2013

 

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Heavy weapons and civilian protection

Briefing Paper
August 2012

 

Screen Shot 2015-01-08 at 17.26.10State use of explosive weapons an indicator of crisis

Briefing Paper
January 2012

 

 

Autonomous weapons

First page of the publicationTargeting people

Policy note
November 2019

 

Target profiles as a basis for rule-making in discussions on autonomy in weapons systemss

Discussion paper
August 2019

 

Shifting definitions – the UK and Autonomous Weapons Systems

Briefing note
July 2018

 

Autonomous weapon systems: Evaluating the capacity for ‘meaningful human control’ in weapon review processes

Discussion paper
November 2017

 

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Written submission by Article 36 to the Science and Technology Committee inquiry into robotics and artificial intelligence

Select committee inquiry submission
April 2016

 

2016 MHC paper thumbnailKey elements of meaningful human control

Briefing paper
April 2016

 

Roff Moyes MHC AI and AWS thumbnailMeaningful Human Control, Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Weapons

Briefing paper
April 2016

 

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Briefing paper
April 2016

 

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Briefing paper
April 2016

 

Killing by MachineKilling by machine: Key issues for understanding meaningful human control

April 2015
Wall chart

 

MP LAWs briefing thumbBriefing note for UK parliamentary roundtable ahead of the CCW meeting on ‘lethal autonomous weapons systems’

March 2015

 

Screen Shot 2015-01-08 at 17.47.00Key areas for debate on autonomous weapons systems

Briefing Paper
May 2014

 

Screen Shot 2015-01-08 at 17.48.10Structuring debate on autonomous weapons systems

Briefing Paper
October 2013

 

Screen Shot 2015-01-08 at 17.50.03Killer robots: UK Government Policy on Fully Autonomous Weapons

Briefing Paper
April 2013

 

 

New technologies

Envisioning Sustainable Security: The evolving story of Science and Technology in the context of disarmament

Report
July 2019

 

Swarms

Discussion Paper
April 2019

 

Hypersonic weapons

Discussion Paper
February 2019

 

Acoustic weapons

Discussion Paper
November 2018

 

Science, technology and weaponization: preliminary observations

Discussion Paper
November 2017

 

Nanoweapons

Discussion Paper
November 2017

 

Directed Energy Weapons

Discussion Paper
November 2017

 

 

Drones in the use of force

Mapping: International activity by states and the UN on armed drones

Mapping of state and UN policy positions
Last updated July 2019

 

Drones in the use of force: A way forward

Briefing paper
October 2018

 

Approaches to technology and policy: International standards and addressing drones in the use of force

Briefing paper
October 2018

 

Submission of Written Evidence to the APPG Inquiry into the Use of Armed Drones: Drone Strikes, Legal Reasoning and the Need for Transparency

With Dr Michael Mair and Alex Holder, University of Liverpool
December 2017

 

The Humanitarian Impact of Armed Drones

Report
October 2017

 

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Sex and drone strikes

Briefing Paper
October 2014

 

 

Nuclear weapons

Article 36 produced a number of publications (some with partners) developing the core argumentation for a treaty banning nuclear weapons with or without the nuclear-armed states, and for specific provisions within what is now the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (including on victim assistance and environmental remediation): these are available in our publications archive. A selection of key publications are below:

Banning Nuclear Weapons

Banning Nuclear Weapons

Report
February 2013

 

Screen Shot 2015-01-08 at 17.42.03Banning nuclear weapons: responses to ten criticisms

Briefing Paper
December 2013

 

Positive Obligations in a Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons: Stockpile Destruction, Environmental Remediation, and Victim Assistance

Working paper submitted to negotiation conference
March 2017

 

Publications on nuclear weapons and the UK:

Written submission by Article 36 to the House of Lords Select Committee on International Relations Inquiry on Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty and Nuclear Disarmament

January 2019

 

Briefing paper
July 2018

 

Screen Shot 2015-01-08 at 17.39.36Nuclear risk: The British case

Briefing Paper
February 2014

 

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Humanitarian Consequences: short case study of the direct humanitarian impacts from a single nuclear weapon detonation on Manchester, UK

Report
February 2013

 

Protecting education from attack

Reflections from the Safe Schools Declaration process for future international political commitments on civilian protection

Discussion paper
August 2019

 

Data collection and the Safe Schools Declaration: building upon current practice

Discussion paper
December 2018

 

Humanitarian mine action and protecting education in emergencies: Making the links through the Safe Schools Declaration

Discussion paper
November 2018

 

Underrepresentation in multilateral forums

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Patterns in participation: the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, 2010-14

November 2016
Briefing paper

 

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Disarmament, development and patterns of marginalisation in international forums

April 2016
Report

 

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Select committee inquiry submission
September 2015

 

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The underrepresentation of low-income countries in nuclear disarmament forums

Discussion paper
May 2015

 

Working in global coalitions

Global coalitions: An introduction to working in international civil society partnerships

Report – also available on this interactive microsite
December 2011

 

Other topics and cross-cutting work

‘Victim assistance’ in international agreements on civilian protection and weapons policy: Understanding the value to past, present and future instruments

Discussion paper
October 2019

 

Analysing responses to different harms in international commitments to address armed violence

Discussion paper
September 2019

 

Screen Shot 2015-09-08 at 12.48.20Refusal to condemn cluster munition use undermines UK claims to leadership on the protection of civilians

Briefing Paper
September 2015

 

AR03-CHART_technologies_of_violence_11.10.13Some key issues in humanitarian disarmament

Wall Chart
October 2013

 

Screen Shot 2015-01-08 at 17.16.09Casualty recording, critical argument and campaigning against weapons

Briefing Paper
October 2013

 

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