- 1 Dec 2023
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.
- 29 Nov 2023
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.
- 24 Nov 2023
AOAV calls on Defence Serious Crime Command to investigate General Gwyn Jenkins over allegations of cover-up in SAS extrajudicial killings
AOAV has formally requested the Defence Serious Crime Command to investigate General Gwyn Jenkins for allegedly covering up extrajudicial killings by the SAS in Afghanistan, as reported by BBC Panorama.
- 24 Nov 2023
Briefing note: AOAV calls for UK policy reform on reparations for civilian harm in military operations
AOAV critically examines the UK's lack of a comprehensive policy on reparations for civilian harm caused by its military operations and proposes significant reforms to align with international humanitarian law and ensure justice for affected civilians.
- 31 Oct 2023
King Charles’ visit to Kenya and the long shadow of Agnes Wanjiru’s murder
King Charles III's official visit to commemorate Kenya's independence anniversary has drawn attention to the unresolved murder of Agnes Wanjiru allegedly committed by British soldiers, prompting her niece's plea for justice, amid growing discontent over post-colonial issues and suppression of protests.
- 9 Oct 2023
Why did the UK MOD refuse to release ministerial letter on SAS killings in Afghanistan to AOAV, citing public interest grounds?
MOD refused to disclose to AOAV internal concerns raised by Veterans Minister Johnny Mercer in 2019 regarding the termination of an inquiry into alleged misconduct by UK special forces in Afghanistan
- 9 Oct 2023
Killed in their beds: UK Special Forces accused of unlawful killings in night raids in Afghanistan
An ongoing inquiry unveils allegations against UK special forces for conducting unlawful night raids in Afghanistan, resulting in the deaths of civilians, including children, sparking nationwide controversy and demanding justice for the victims.
- 21 Jun 2023
New Troubles Bill: Seeking transparency or protecting the British State?
The proposed Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill, which aims to protect the UK government from legal consequences for its actions during The Troubles, is currently under scrutiny in Parliament, with critics arguing that it shields the state from accountability, undermines human rights norms, threatens the Good Friday Agreement, and dismisses the quest for justice by families affected by the conflict.
- 12 May 2023
Action on Armed Violence request for Core Participant Status in the Independent Inquiry Relating to Afghanistan rejected
Despite the rejection of Action on Armed Violence's application for Core Participant status in the independent inquiry into alleged unlawful activities by British armed forces in Afghanistan, AOAV remains committed to contributing to the pursuit of truth and justice.
- 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.
- 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.
- 17 Apr 2023
A critical review of the National Army Museum’s position on decolonisation
This article critically examines the National Army Museum's stance on decolonisation, highlighting the importance of acknowledging and addressing the negative aspects of Britain's past and engaging with contemporary perspectives to present a more balanced and inclusive history.