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.

Briefing note: Explosive weapons use in Yemen, 2014-2023

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) presents a briefing note on the impact of air strikes in Yemen over the past ten years (2014-2023).

UK Arms Exports Surge in 2022: an Analysis

Arms exports from the UK surged in 2022, as evidenced today in the Campaign Against Arms Trade’s (CAAT) annual report, raising concerns about its global arms trade involvement.

Putin warns UK of potential consequences over depleted uranium ammunition for Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the UK that it will be “forced to react” if it provides Ukraine with armour-piercing tank ammunition containing depleted uranium.

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.

Over 80 Countries Committed to Curb Use of Explosive Weapons, Now Comes the Hard Part

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.

Letter to Liz Truss: send UK diplomats to the First Meeting of States Parties of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

We are a broad group of UK civil society organisations, faith groups, academics and scientists. We write today to urge you to send UK diplomats to observe the First Meeting of States Parties of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), taking place in Vienna from 21-23 June 2022. We also call on the UK to attend the associated Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, hosted by the Austrian Government on 20 June. By doing so, the UK would be building on its participation in the original Vienna conference on this issue in 2014.

Protection of Civilians: Demanding Better from the British Government

AOAV is one of eleven civil society organisations that are asking for more to be done to ensure accountability and transparency in the protection of civilians during conflict. A 2021 report by the New York Times revealed critical failures by Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) to prevent, respond to, and be held accountable for civilian harm in Iraq and Syria. These developments need to have important implications for the way the UK approaches civilian

UK: leading rights organisations warn Prime Minister against ‘dire consequences’ of scrapping the human rights act

AOAV and over 50 other human rights organisations have signed a letter in an urgent appeal to the Prime Minister.