- 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.
- 14 Nov 2023
Gaza healthcare crisis: urgent action required to address alleged unlawful Israeli attacks
Human Rights Watch's findings reveal repeated and potentially unlawful Israeli attacks on Gaza's healthcare infrastructure, leading to a dire healthcare crisis, warranting immediate international attention and action.
- 28 Sep 2023
‘For me to return to Afghanistan… It’s Death’: The Reality of Demonised Asylum Seekers
What are the forces driving refugees across the Channel? What are they fleeing? What are they hoping for? Dr Iain Overton travelled to Calais to find out.
- 4 Sep 2023
Cradles and Conflicts: Is Ukraine Facing a Demographic Death Spiral?
Ukraine’s population has not grown much since 1960 but Russia’s invasion had led to a catastrophic drop in the birth rate
- 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.
- 9 Jun 2023
Catastrophic impact of Nova Kakhovka dam collapse to be felt for decades
In the early hours of June 6, the dam which powers the Nova Kakhovka hydroelectric plant in Kherson Oblast collapsed, unleashing untold devastation.
- 31 May 2023
Civilians still being harmed by cluster munitions, 15 years after Convention ratified by 123 states
May 30 marked 15 years since the Convention on Cluster Munitions was adopted in Dublin. In the face of continuing harm from these weapons across the globe, Human Rights Watch called for greater international efforts to ensure its goals are achieved.
- 19 May 2023
Russian invasion of Kharkiv left hundreds of civilians dead and infrastructure devastated, reveals new Airwars report
A comprehensive report uncovers the profound human cost of the Russian invasion in Kharkiv, exposing the tragic loss of hundreds of civilian lives and extensive destruction of critical infrastructure.
- 17 Mar 2023
International Commission uncovers war crimes and human rights violations in Ukraine amidst widespread destruction
The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine has released a report documenting numerous violations of international human rights and humanitarian law committed by Russian authorities in Ukraine and within Russia, including war crimes and attacks on civilians, calling for accountability and urgent action to protect civilians and prevent further atrocities.
- 17 Mar 2023
Iraq: the ongoing legacy of an illegal war
As we approach the 20th anniversary of the Iraq War, AOAV looks back at the war’s continuing legacy on civilian harm from explosive weapon use in the country.
- 2 Feb 2023
Questions raised as Japan massively increases defence spending
As Japan boosts its military spending with 26% increase in 2023 budget questions are raised about where this will lead.
- 4 Jan 2023
A hidden war: the lingering effects of US airstrikes in Afghanistan
Tom Mutch and Elhan Afzali visit Sangin, which was at the epicentre of the Taliban-led insurgency, and discover the ongoing devastation of Afghan lives