- 23 Feb 2024
Ukraine: AOAV explosive violence data on harm to civilians
In the Ukrainian conflict, AOAV has recorded up to the 23 Feb, 23, 440 casualties from explosive weapon use across 4, 944 incidents; this includes some 19, 926 civilian casualties.
- 19 Feb 2024
Occupied Palestinian Territories: AOAV explosive violence data on harm to civilians
As of 19 February 2024, AOAV has recorded 17, 878 civilian casualties (12, 550 killed, 5, 328 injured) of explosive weapons use in the OPT in the course of Operation Swords of Iron.
- 5 Dec 2023
UK’s asylum policy and Rwanda’s M23 involvement: a troubling contradiction
The UK's policy of deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda, amidst reports of the latter's support for M23 rebels and associated human rights abuses, presents a stark ethical dilemma and contradicts the notion of Rwanda as a safe country.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 18 Oct 2023
Understanding and mitigating the impact explosions outside conventional warfare: a UN First Committee side-event by AOAV
This side-event presented comprehensive data on global explosions, dissect the harm caused by IEDs, evaluate UN's counter-IED efforts, and highlight recent research into civilian blast injuries in urban settings.
- 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.
- 28 Aug 2023
A Disarming Debate: findings from a one day seminar
The report provides an overview of the conference 'A Disarming Debate: Challenging Militarism in British Academia,' which addressed concerns about the influence of the military-industrial complex on UK universities.
- 26 Jun 2023
War and the refugee: a call for empathy in an age of intolerance
In his 2023 lecture at the Festival of Writing and Ideas, Dr. Iain Overton reflects on the persistent suffering of war victims throughout history, underscoring the critical need for empathy towards those fleeing from conflict zones, challenging discriminatory media rhetoric, and urging us to recognise our shared humanity in order to foster a compassionate, welcoming society.
- 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.
- 22 May 2023
Analysis: the 19 countries where UK Special Forces have been actively deployed since 2011
A detailed breakdown of UK Special Forces operations since 2011