House of Lords debates amendment to Armed Forces Bill relating to counting civilian casualties from RAF strikes
Suggested amendment was related to extending the RAF's reporting obligation on overseas deployments related to civilian injuries and deaths.
Drone strike in Yemen
Drone strike in Yemen
10 years on: the US’ covert drone campaign in Pakistan
The US has entered its eleventh year of carrying out drone strikes in Pakistan. AOAV considers the impacts of these attacks, and calls for more transparency on the practice of using drones.
Global drone wars: current combat drones and their proliferation
Combat drones are fast becoming a major tool in modern warfare. This infographic seeks to shed some light on current systems, their use and their spread around the world.
MPs demand greater transparency in UK use of drones
A new Defence Select Committee report calls for more transparency in the use of armed drones, especially in regards to intelligence sharing between UK and US forces.
New UN report calls for independent inquiries into drone strikes
Ben Emmerson, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism, urges states to launch independent inquiries into drone strikes that have lead to civilian casualties.
European Parliament condemns extrajudicial drone strikes in landslide vote
Members of the European Parliament vote in favour of banning extrajudicial targeted killings using armed drones and call for a ban on the development of killer robots.
Power to the people: How technology is opening up the reporting of armed violence
Advances in technology mean that there are now more ways than ever for people to report or identify acts of violence. But what do these changes mean for those seeking to reduce global armed violence?
UN expert once again highlights the risks of drones and killer robots
In a recent event, the Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, Ben Emmerson, once again warned of the risk of drones and killer robots.
A Picture of Violence
AOAV looks at the different data visualization tools being used to analyse armed violence.
Two UN reports urge for more transparency in the use of drones
Reports released by the UN Special Rapporteurs on extrajudicial killings and on counter-terrorism highlight an urgent need for transparency.
Former drone operator: “I lost that respect for life”
Brandon Bryant, a former US Air Force drone operator, says he is haunted by his part in more than 1,600 deaths.
New study: Asia Pacific to outstrip Northern American arms budget
As Western Europe’s share in the global arms market sees a sharp fall, Asia is finding itself in the midst of a tight arms race.
First drone strike from UK soil a worrying development
This week, for the first time, the UK fired explosive weapons from a drone that was directly controlled from a base on UK soil.
The Reaper Presidency: Obama’s 300th drone strike in Pakistan
A strike in South Waziristan on 1 December 2012 marked the 300th drone strike of Barack Obama’s presidency