Implementing the Political Declaration on explosive weapons in populated areas: why engineering-perspectives on blast effects matter

In order to implement the Declaration, we need to understand the blast effects of what we are trying to protect people from. 

Explosive Violence: Projections for 2024

In the midst of unprecedented civilian harm from explosive weapons, AOAV sets out its predictions for 2024, for the Forum on Arms Trade.

122% rise in global civilian fatalities from explosive weapons in 2023: a year of harm reviewed

The latest global explosive violence monitor report from AOAV reveals a disturbing surge in civilian fatalities and incidents of explosive weapon use globally in 2023, with a 122% rise in global civilian fatalities compared to the previous year.

Explosive weapon use in populated areas: a UN briefing by Palestine outlines the grim reality of Gaza under bombardment

The recent briefing for the Signatories of the Political Declaration on EWIPA and other stakeholders highlighted the dire humanitarian crisis and alleged war crimes in occupied Palestine, particularly in Gaza, under intense Israeli bombardment.

Khartoum: 14 killed and 217 injured in shelling between Sudanese Armed Forces and Rapid Support Forces during struggle for control of police headquarters, 25 June.

At least 14 civilians were killed and 217 injured during a battle for control of the Central Reserve Police headquarters in Khartoum.

INEW: Documenting two years of global harm to civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas (2021-2022)

A new report released today by the International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW) presents data on the patterns of harm from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

Case studies: the Taliban – Assessing the effectiveness of the Arms Trade Treaty, Part 10

Action on Armed Violence analyses the impact of the Arms Trade Treaty on civilian harm from explosive weapons in Aghanistan.

Case studies: the United Kingdom, from key ATT architect to key violator? – Assessing the effectiveness of the Arms Trade Treaty, Part 12

Action on Armed Violence analyses the impact of the Arms Trade Treaty on UK explosive weapons transfers.

Case studies: China before and after ATT accession – Assessing the effectiveness of the Arms Trade Treaty, Part 11

Action on Armed Violence analyses the impact of the Arms Trade Treaty on Chinese explosive weapons transfers.

Case studies: Non-state armed groups in the Philippines – Assessing the effectiveness of the Arms Trade Treaty, Part 9

Action on Armed Violence analyses the impact of the Arms Trade Treaty on civilian harm from explosive weapons in the Philippines.

Case studies: Saudi Arabia in Yemen – Assessing the effectiveness of the Arms Trade Treaty, Part 8

Action on Armed Violence analyses the impact of the Arms Trade Treaty on civilian harm from Saudi Arabian explosive weapons in Yemen.

Case studies: Myanmar military – Assessing the effectiveness of the Arms Trade Treaty, Part 7

Action on Armed Violence analyses the impact of the Arms Trade Treaty on civilian harm from explosive weapons in Myanmar.