An overview of RMP Serious Investigations by British troops 2004 – 2014
The RMP gave overview evidence to the Inquiry into Afghanistan detailing serious offences investigated between 2004 and 2014.
Ukraine: AOAV explosive violence data on harm to civilians
In the Ukrainian conflict, AOAV has recorded up to the 1 Dec, 21, 291 casualties from explosive weapon use across 4, 404 incidents; this includes some 17, 946 civilian casualties.
Occupied Palestinian Territories: AOAV explosive violence data on harm to civilians
As of 1 December 2023, AOAV has recorded 8, 355 civilian casualties of explosive weapons use in the OPT (5, 727 killed, 2, 628 injured).
Tribunal challenges UK Ministry of Defence’s transparency on civilian casualties in military campaigns
The Ministry of Defence faces legal scrutiny for insufficient oversight and transparency in monitoring civilian casualties in its military operations against Islamic State.
Unearthing the roots of America’s firearms fascination: a review of ‘Gun Country’
"Gun Country" by Andrew C. McKevitt offers a compelling and meticulously researched journey through the intertwining of gun culture, capitalism, and Cold War politics in shaping modern America's unique relationship with firearms.
Navigating the storm of news: how the ‘Angel of History’ can help us remember our humanity when faced with global conflict
The article discusses the overwhelming impact of news about global violence and conflicts, emphasizing the importance of empathy and a balanced perspective in the face of tragedies like those in Gaza, Ukraine, and Israel, and drawing inspiration from Paul Klee's "Angelus Novus" as a metaphor for understanding history and humanity amidst chaos.
Delay in Nairobi court hearing over Kenyan death linked to British military sparks calls for justice
A Nairobi court adjourned the lawsuit over the 2012 death of Agnes Wanjiru, last seen with a British soldier, until May, amid family criticism and unresolved questions about the involvement of UK military personnel.
Book review of ‘Vote Gun’: a critical examination of the roots of America’s gun rights debate
Patrick J. Charles' 'Vote Gun: How Gun Rights Became Politicized in the United States' is a comprehensive historical analysis that challenges conventional narratives by tracing the political evolution of gun rights in America back to the early 20th century, with a detailed focus on the role of legislation and the NRA.
UK government suppresses MP inquiries about Cyprus base’s role in Gaza conflict
The UK government is censoring all parliamentary questions regarding RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, suspected of aiding Israel’s military actions in Gaza.
Examining the truth behind Daily Mail’s reports of terrorists crossing the Channel in small boats
The Daily Mail's repeated stories of suspected terrorists crossing the English Channel in small boats raise security fears, but often lack concrete evidence and may contribute to public misinformation and xenophobia.
AOAV reviews the first, comprehensive study on servicewomen’s experiences after sexual assault in the British military
This ground-breaking report presents a thorough and empathetic exploration of the challenges faced by servicewomen in the aftermath of sexual assault within the British military, calling for significant institutional reforms.
The British army trains cadets from at least eight countries that have had recent military coups
Since 2012, cadets from Mali, Niger, Egypt, Thailand, Burundi, Sudan, Chad and Gabon attended the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. All countries have witnessed military coups since 2012.