Defence Secretary announces new Centre of Excellence for Human Security
Yesterday, April 4th 2019, Defense Secretary, Gavin Williamson, announced that the Ministry of Defence would establish a Centre of Excellence for Human Security.
INEW launches its International Parliamentary Appeal
INEW launches its International Parliamentary Appeal calling on members of legislative bodies such as Parliament and Congress to urgently support action to prevent human suffering from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.
Amnesty International highlights AOAV findings in call for investigations into civilian casualties from UK airstrikes
Amnesty International called the MoD ‘deeply in denial… over its role in the mass bombing of Mosul and Raqqa’.
AOAV’s findings on RAF airstrikes cited in news outlets internationally
Findings from Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) published by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) garnered significant national attention yesterday, March 7th 2019.
AOAV research on the environmental impacts of explosive weapon use in Syria featured on FAIRPLANET
The report examines AOAV’s findings from their research on the use of explosive weapons in Syria over the course of the conflict.
AOAV’s latest data on civilian harm from explosive weapons cited in The Guardian
The latest data on the civilian harm from explosive weapons by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) was published in The Guardian today.
Explosive violence and the health challenges ahead for Syria
It is a hard truth that explosive weapons have a devastating impact on health. And nowhere else is this truism more evident than in war-torn Syria.
AOAV research on reverberating effects of Explosive Remnants of War in Sri Lanka featured in the Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction
Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) researcher, Jennifer Dathan, has had her article, “The Effects of ERW Contamination in Sri Lanka”, published in the Journal of Convention Weapons Destruction.
AOAV’s written evidence published for The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Human Rights Work inquiry
In response to the call for submissions for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s inquiry on Human Rights Work, AOAV provided written evidence on supporting the Rights of Victims from the use of IEDs.
AOAV’s written evidence published for inquiry into UK Military Operations in Mosul and Raqqa
In response to the call for submission for the inquiry into UK Military Operations in Mosul and Raqqa, AOAV provided written evidence on the civilian harm recorded from these operations.
Amnesty International report: US-led Coalition admits killing civilians
The US-led Coalition has responded to the findings of an Amnesty International report which documented the deaths of hundreds of civilians in Raqqa resulting from US, UK and French airstrikes.
Prime Minister responds to Inquiry on Explosive Threats
A report, co-authored by AOAV, Emergency UK and coordinated by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Explosive Threats, has drawn a response from the Prime Minister Theresa May.