- 2 Jun 2023
US Air Force denies conducting controversial AI simulation where drone “kills” operator
US Air Force denies conducting AI simulation in which a drone eliminates its operator to accomplish its mission.
- 12 May 2023
AOAV’s analysis raises concerns over RAF’s civilian casualties: urgent need for transparency and accountability, Minister Heappey responds
AOAV's analysis exposes a significant gap between documented civilian casualties and official reports, prompting calls for transparency and accountability in RAF airstrikes, as UK Minister James Heappey emphasizes the importance of collaboration with civil society and learning from US practices to address concerns and ensure accurate reporting of civilian harm.
- 4 May 2023
Analysis of “Towards an Armed Drone Code of Ethics: Eight Model Principles of Responsible Use” Report
The report highlights the urgent need for an Armed Drone Code of Ethics to address the ethical concerns surrounding the proliferation of armed drones, ensuring responsible use, transparency, and accountability in military operations and law enforcement.
- 19 Apr 2023
The changing landscape of air surveillance, digital warfare, and the RAF’s airstrikes: a commentary
Concerns about RAF airstrikes causing civilian casualties highlights the need for transparency, accountability, and critical engagement with surveillance technologies and global power dynamics.
- 7 Apr 2023
Decolonizing AI in Warfare: unveiling algorithmic anxieties and the perpetuation of neo-colonial violence
In this talk, Anthony Downey argues that AI perpetuates Western dominance and neo-colonial violence, particularly in UAVs and LAWs, and emphasises the need to examine colonial influences on machine vision and the delegation of decision-making to algorithms.
- 4 Apr 2023
British Government’s record on civilian casualties in Syria and Iraq questioned
An investigation by the Guardian and Airwars reveals discrepancies in the UK government's account of civilian casualties in airstrikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, raising questions about transparency and accountability in military operations.
- 3 Apr 2023
Dutch Ministry of Defense releases database on ISIS airstrikes, promotes transparency and accountability
The Dutch Ministry of Defense has recently released a database containing information on all 600 Dutch airstrikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. The database provides the date, time, location, and circumstances of the airstrikes and aims to provide greater transparency and accountability. The release comes amid increasing concern over civilian casualties resulting from the war against ISIS.
- 23 Mar 2023
Investigation uncovers civilian deaths linked to RAF airstrikes against IS in Mosul, contradicting UK claims of a “perfect” war
The Guardian, in partnership with non-profit watchdog Airwars, has conducted an investigation into the 2016-17 British airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq.
- 7 Oct 2021
The United Kingdom’s Obligation to Investigate, Record and Report Civilians Casualties in Armed Conflict
The Cambridge Pro Bono Project with Action on Armed Violence
- 7 Apr 2021
Latest figures show RAF airstrikes targeted 4,369 militants in Iraq and Syria since 2014; MOD maintains claim only one civilian killed
These new figures include 4,066 militants killed (93% of total), with 303 more militants wounded (7%).
- 16 Oct 2020
Targeting Life in Idlib: HRW report on Syrian-Russian strikes on Civilian infrastructure
HRW say targeting of civilian infrastructure by the Syrian-Russian Alliance amounts to war crimes and crimes against humanity.
- 9 Jul 2020
The effects of strategic bombing of Germany in WWII on health and medical care
This report summarises the conclusions of the United States Strategic Bombing Survey in their research into the effects of air raids on the health of Germany.