- 15 Oct 2021
UK government approves exports of sniper rifles despite human rights concerns
The UK has authorised the sale of sniper rifles to three countries identified by the Government as among the worst for human rights, according to analysis by AOAV.
- 4 Oct 2021
Afghanistan’s weapons cache – a lucrative business for smugglers but trouble for neighbours
Concerns of foreign-made weapons sent to Afghanistan no used to fuel conflict and violate human rights in neighbouring countries.
- 31 Aug 2021
Inheritance of loss: the weapons left behind for the Taliban in Afghanistan
The Taliban appear to have inherited 22,174 Humvees, 64,363 machine guns, 358,530 assault rifles, 33 Blackhawk helicopters, 176 artillery pieces, 126,295 pistols, andmuch, much more.
- 23 Jun 2021
Blood Gun Money: How America Arms Gangs and Cartels
This an extract from the opening chapter of Ioan Grillo’s book ‘Blood Gun Money: How America Arms Gangs and Cartels‘. The book can be purchased here. Freedom is beautiful.—Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, shortly before his third capture, in 2016 Finally seeing El Chapo in the flesh, a few feet away from me, conjured mixed emotions. […]
- 30 Apr 2021
England and Wales data on Homicide, Domestic Violence, Sexual Offences, and Child Abuse examined
A decade of homicide, domestic violence, sexual offences and child abuse in England and Wales with an eye towards tracking harm and highlighting perhaps under-reported instances of harm.
- 12 Apr 2021
London: murder capital. A year of violent deaths examined
In 2019, 147 people were killed in Greater London. This report examines the gender, age, race and location of both those killed and those convicted of such deaths.
- 11 Feb 2021
Police Lethal Force and Accountability: a review
A new report that assesses four western European countries to see how often someone is killed by Police Forces, and the availability and reliability of the information on such killings, is reviewed by AOAV
- 23 Oct 2020
One in four shot by UK police are black, yet tiny fraction of armed officers are black – AOAV study finds
A quarter of people shot by armed police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in the last five years were black, whilst only 0.2% of armed officers identify as black.
- 28 Sep 2020
Fatal shootings of police officers in the UK – a tragic history
Despite the tragedy of last week's death of a police officer, the frequency of British police fatally shot has declined - fewer officers were killed in the past three decades (90s, 00s, 10s) combined than in the 1980s.
- 1 Jun 2020
What is Missing in the Debate about Police Violence in the US
As many as three times the number of people are shot and wounded by US police as are shot and killed.
- 17 Oct 2018
Shooting at Crimea college leaves 18 dead
Today, October 17th 2018, a bomb blast at a technical college in Kerch, Crimea, left at least 18 dead with a further 50 said to be wounded.
- 8 Nov 2017
How guns turned the American dream into a nightmare
How America's love affair with the gun is intrinsically linked to mass-production, advertising and lobbying: the logic of capitalism turned into lethal realities.