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.

Book review of ‘Vote Gun’: a critical examination of the roots of America’s gun rights debate

Patrick J. Charles’ ‘Vote Gun: How Gun Rights Became Politicized in the United States’ is a comprehensive historical analysis that challenges conventional narratives by tracing the political evolution of gun rights in America back to the early 20th century, with a detailed focus on the role of legislation and the NRA.

Civilians still being harmed by cluster munitions, 15 years after Convention ratified by 123 states

May 30 marked 15 years since the Convention on Cluster Munitions was adopted in Dublin. In the face of continuing harm from these weapons across the globe, Human Rights Watch called for greater international efforts to ensure its goals are achieved.

The UK’s response to mass shootings offers insight into gun control debate in US

Iain Overton looks at the evidence that gun control measures lead to a decline in gun-related deaths

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.

20 killed and 36 injured in Al Shabaab car bomb attack on government offices in Beledweyne, Somalia, 3 Oct.

20 people were killed and 36 injured in an Al Shabaab car bomb attack on government offices in Beledweyne, 3 Oct