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.

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.

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.

Recommendations – Assessing the effectiveness of the Arms Trade Treaty, Part 6

AOAV’s recommendations for improved implementation and monitoring of the Arms Trade Treaty.

Conclusion – Assessing the effectiveness of the Arms Trade Treaty, Part 5

The Arms Trade Treaty is held back from meeting its potential by continuing violations of its articles by States Parties.