- 31 Jan 2024
Explosive weapons in populated areas – key questions and answers
The use of explosive weapons in populated areas causes significant civilian casualties and infrastructure damage, highlighting the urgent need for stronger international standards and political commitment to reduce their use
- 12 Jan 2024
Briefing note: Explosive weapons use in Yemen, 2014-2023
Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) presents a briefing note on the impact of air strikes in Yemen over the past ten years (2014-2023).
- 15 Dec 2023
Algorithmic predictions and pre-emptive violence: a review of Professor Anthony Downey’s paper on AI and drones
Downey's paper explores the ethical implications of AI-driven unmanned aerial systems in modern warfare and their impact on military strategy and human rights.
- 7 Dec 2023
UK Ministry of Defence under scrutiny for omitting thousands of drones in annual inventory
An administrative error led the UK Ministry of Defence to exclude nearly 30 types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from its annual equipment inventory, sparking concerns over the accuracy and management of military assets.
- 17 Nov 2023
One year on: the shifting landscape of civilian protection and the Dublin Declaration
How protecting civilians from explosive weapon use in populated areas is never more urgent than now.
- 27 Sep 2023
Collecting and Sharing Data on Explosive Weapons Use
A Prerequisite for understanding impact, informing change and implementing the Political Declaration
- 14 Sep 2023
Global Push Against Cluster Munitions: Major Strides in Stockpile Elimination
Three nations have eradicated their cluster munitions stockpiles, bolstering global opposition against the weapon, amid concerns of its use by non-signatory countries.
- 10 Aug 2023
Ukraine: 9 killed, over 80 injured in Russian double-tap missile strike on Pokrovsk, Donetsk
On Monday 7 August, two Iskander missiles hit Pokrovsk city centre within approximately 40 minutes of each other.
- 4 Aug 2023
Selling Death: how arms manufacturers put a positive spin on weapons production
In 2021, $592 billion were made in sales by the 100 largest arms companies around the world. AOAV analysed the marketing techniques used on the websites of 25 of the world’s largest weapons producers.
- 22 Jun 2023
Landmines in Azerbaijan continue to pose a lethal threat to peace and development
The challenge of removing mines and explosive remnants of war remains a major obstacle facing Azerbaijan before the liberated territories can be repopulated and developed, and before the peace agreement signed in 2020 can be fulfilled.
- 14 Jun 2023
AOAV submits response to OHCHR Call for Input to inform the High Commissioner’s report on the impact of casualty recording
As part of Every Casualty Counts' Casualty Recorders Network, AOAV has submitted a response to the OHCHR's call for input to inform the High Commissioner’s report to the Human Rights Council on the impact of casualty recording.
- 2 Jun 2023
US Air Force denies conducting controversial AI simulation where drone “kills” operator
US Air Force denies conducting AI simulation in which a drone eliminates its operator to accomplish its mission.