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Article 36

article-36-logoLocation: Exeter, UK


Type: NGO

Article 36 conduct research, policy and advocacy and promotes civil society partnerships to respond to and prevent harm from weapons. The organisations name refers to article 36 of the 1977 Additional Protocol I of the Geneva Conventions. It is this article that requires states to review new weapons, means and methods of warfare.

Article 36 encourages states to put in place transparent policy and legal controls over weapons.  State controls should aim for ‘prevention of unintended, unnecessary or unacceptable harm and should be open to ongoing review’.

Article 36 is also part of the  International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW). One of their research focuses is on Explosive Weapons. As part of this research they release updates and news articles in regard to the use of IEDs. These generally inform the public and interested parties on the current international climate in regard to IED and C-IED work.

This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.