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Article 36 endorses NGO statement on disarmament and consensus

November 5, 2012  No comments
Article 36 endorses NGO statement on disarmament and consensus

Article 36 has endorsed a statement coordinated by Reaching Critical Will on disarmament machinery and the rule of consensus. Article 36 considers that abuse of the rule of consensus by a handful of states has played a significant role in preventing... Read more

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Campaigners meet to discuss disarmament as humanitarian action

October 30, 2012  No comments
Campaigners meet to discuss disarmament as humanitarian action

Article 36 participated in a Humanitarian Disarmament Campaigns Summit, organized by Human Rights Watch on 20-21 October 2012 along with 28 other non-governmental organizations. The Summit took place in New York on the margins of the UN First Committee on... Read more

UN Review Conference on small arms: recording casualties and recognising victims’ r...

August 21, 2012  No comments
UN Review Conference on small arms: recording casualties and recognising victims’ rights

Action on Armed Violence, Article 36, IKV Pax Christi and Oxford Research Group have issued the following advocacy sheet for delegates to the Review Conference of the United Nations Programme of Action on Small Arms, taking place from 27 August... Read more

Introduction – small arms

January 28, 2011  No comments
Introduction – small arms

Small arms are weapons that can be carried by individual infantry soldiers – essentially firearms. There are different technical definitions for small arms based on the caliber of the firearm: for NATO, small arms refers to “all crew-portable direct fire... Read more