A Prerequisite for understanding impact, informing change and implementing the Political Declaration
In an interview with AOAV, Dr. Johanna Rodehau-Noack, a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, discusses her research on international conflict prevention, the role of fatality counts in shaping such efforts, and the ethical and practical limitations of relying solely on quantifiable metrics to define and address armed conflicts.
Since 2011, our data has shown the devastating discrepancy between the Security Council’s mission – namely, the protection of civilians and prevention of armed conflict – and the ways in which Russia has projected its military power abroad.
This report examines the UK arms export to Yemen 2012-2022
Last week, more than 80 countries endorsed a new international commitment to address one of the greatest threats to civilians during armed conflict: the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.
Dr Jack Denny, Lecturer at the University of Southampton, talks to AOAV about his research into blast wave propagation in urban environments, and how engineering and data-driven approaches can both inform response strategies and complement ongoing advocacy campaigns to reduce harm from blast injuries.
On 18 November, the declaration for the protection of civilians from EWIPA will be open for signature in Dublin.
This post was originally published by INEW. States Agree on Final Text of Political Declaration on the Use of Explosive Weapons The text of the political declaration on the use of explosive weapons was finalized todayin Geneva with overwhelming support from states. A group of states have already expressed intentions to sign the declaration or […]
On Friday 17 June, at the UN Palais in Geneva, Ireland will present the final draft of the Political Declaration on Strengthening the Protection of Civilians from the Humanitarian Consequences Arising from the Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas.
Casualty recording in Ukraine: what are the challenges and necessities of recording civilian casualties in the current war?
States, civil society, and international organisations will convene in Geneva on June 17 to finalize a landmark international agreement on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.
AOAV is proud to be one of the endorsing NGOs for the Civil Society Statement on the Protection of Civilians in Urban Conflicts, ahead of the UN’s annual open debate on the protection of civilians (POC) in armed conflict. Over the past year, the devastating impact of urban warfare on civilians has been made increasingly clear, especially the parallel direct and indirect, short-term and long-term nature of urban warfare’s effects on civilians and civilian infrastructure.