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Interview on the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

August 30, 2013  No comments
Interview on the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

The following interview with Article 36 Director, Thomas Nash, appeared in the September issue of Dazed and Confused Magazine. — The use of military drones has been the subject of debate between human rights commentators for the past two years.... Read more

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The emergence of armed drones and how we assess the acceptability of new weapons

March 21, 2013  No comments
The emergence of armed drones and how we assess the acceptability of new weapons

  “We are establishing standards other nations may follow.” This was Caitlin Hayden, a spokeswoman for the White House National Security Council, acknowledging that US policy and practice on drone strikes will influence the policy and practice of other states. Concerns... Read more

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

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