- 1 Dec 2023
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.
- 1 Dec 2023
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).
- 30 Nov 2023
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.
- 29 Nov 2023
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.
- 27 Nov 2023
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.
- 20 Nov 2023
Dr Ola Awad, President of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, speaks to AOAV about casualty counting and the death figures coming from Gaza
Ola Awad is President of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. She speaks to AOAV about her organisation and the death toll in Gaza.
- 15 Nov 2023
AOAV’s Executive Director was refused a journalist visa in Rwanda to investigate human rights concerns there. He spoke to the BBC about his concerns of it being a ‘safe’ country for refugees
In response to the UK Supreme Court declaring its Rwanda asylum policy unlawful, the UK government is drafting emergency legislation to establish Rwanda as a safe country for asylum seekers. AOAV's Executive Director appeared on the BBC to argue that to establish this notion of safety would require proper scrutiny of Rwanda.
- 15 Nov 2023
UK Supreme Court rules against sending asylum seekers to Rwanda: landmark judgement upholds human rights
The UK Supreme Court has unanimously ruled the Rwanda asylum policy unlawful, citing substantial risks of refoulement and inadequate protection for asylum seekers.
- 1 Nov 2023
British arms fairs and dead Gazan children: two sides of the same very profitable coin
In the DSEI the reminder of what weapons can do - shatter families, destroy towns, kill children - was absent. We see its final product in the ruins of Gaza and Homs and Mariupol. But at the moment of sale, there are no children pleading for peace. And this, in the end, is how the arms trade is able to live with itself.
- 27 Oct 2023
High firearm ownership among U.S. law enforcement officers linked to increased risk of suicidal thoughts, Rutgers study reveals
Rutgers University researchers have identified concerning links between high firearm ownership and storage practices among U.S. law enforcement officers and increased risk of suicidal thoughts,
- 24 Oct 2023
Of Barges and Banishments: what the Bibby Stockholm reveals about the UK’s dark history
Suella Braverman’s asylum barges are tied up with Britain’s imperial past, writes Iain Overton
- 24 Oct 2023
The Rwanda problem: why human rights abuses by the Rwandan government pose a major problem to the UK’s asylum seeker ‘solution’
Human rights concerns include police violence, discrimination, and the deportation of asylum seekers, prompting the need for Parliamentarians to cancel the scheme and advocate for improved refugee treatment through mechanisms like the Universal Periodic Review.