Dozens reported killed in Israeli strike on Rafah

An Israeli airstrike on a camp for displaced Palestinians in Rafah resulted in at least 45 fatalities, including women and children, highlighting the devastating human cost of the ongoing conflict.

AOAV joins others in calling for the release of Julian Assange

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) calls for the immediate release of Julian Assange ahead of his critical May 20th hearing, which is set to determine his potential extradition to the United States.

Selective secrecy: AOAV criticises UK Minister Johnny Mercer’s lack of transparency on military misconduct

Minister Johnny Mercer outlined alleged British military misconducts in a 2021 interview but then denied FOI request and later.refused to disclose similar information to an independent inquiry.

Action on Armed Violence condemns the imprisonment of whistleblower David McBride for exposing Australian military unlawful killings

Action on Armed Violence condemns the imprisonment of whistleblower David McBride, who exposed Australian military war crimes in Afghanistan, highlighting the need for stronger whistleblower protections.

DRC: 12 civilians killed and 20 injured in shell blasts on two encampments in North Kivu

On May 4th, twin shell blasts killed at least 12 civilians and injured 20 others in the Lac Vert and Mugunga camps near Goma, with the Congolese army blaming the M23 rebel group, which has denied involvement and accused Congolese forces.

Rising toll: London’s teen homicides increase in 2023

London witnessed a concerning rise in teen homicides in 2023, surpassing the previous year’s count with a mix of stabbings, shootings, and other violent incidents.

British military deliberates: is releasing details of alleged war crimes to AOAV in public interest?

The UK Ministry of Defence delays releasing details on alleged war crimes by the UK military, citing a need to balance public interest and investigations, amidst AOAV’s call for transparency and accountability.

Understanding the human cost: BBC Verify offers up insights into civilian harm in Gaza

his article examines the severe human toll of the Gaza conflict as reported by BBC Verify, highlighting the staggering civilian casualties, particularly among women and children, and the complexities of casualty reporting in war zones.

Lanao del Sur: 4 civilians killed, 50 injured in IS IED attack during Mass at Mindanao State University, Marawi, the Philippines, 3 Dec

Four people were killed and 50 injured in an Islamic State attack on a student Mass in Marawi, Lanao del Sur

AOAV’s academic citations

AOAV’s work is widely cited. Here is a list of over 300 work that has seen citations of AOAV’s research since 2018.

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.

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.