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US drone strike data contradiction

February 4, 2013  No comments
US drone strike data contradiction

The latest development in the growing public interest in drone strikes is the announcement of an inquiry into civilian casualties to be undertaken by UN Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights Ben Emmerson QC, a British barrister at Matrix... Read more

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Fifteen years after the landmine ban the number of new casualties halves

December 3, 2012  1 comment
Fifteen years after the landmine ban the number of new casualties halves

Press release  (London, 3 December 2012) The number of reported new landmine and unexploded ordnance casualties has reduced dramatically since the banning of landmines was agreed, say UK anti-landmine campaigners today on the 15th anniversary of the treaty to outlaw the... Read more

Drone strikes raise fundamental concerns for humanitarian protection

June 20, 2012  No comments
Drone strikes raise fundamental concerns for humanitarian protection

Drone strikes raise fundamental concerns for humanitarian protection In advance of the United Nations Human Rights Council debate in Geneva on 20 June, Christof Heyns, the UN Special Rapporteur for Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions issued a report highlighting concerns with... Read more

Article 36 highlights concern over use of explosive weapons in Syria

February 6, 2012  No comments
Article 36 highlights concern over use of explosive weapons in Syria

Explosive weapons in Syria 6 February 2012 The use of explosive weapons in Syria over the past several months has been an indicator of crisis unfolding and civilian protection being gravely eroded.  The escalation of heavy explosive weapon use in... Read more

Explosive violence in areas of civilian concentratio...

October 31, 2008

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan – intent an...

July 13, 2008

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan – intent an...

July 12, 2008