Category - drones

  • October 21, 2017

    Amnesty International has launched a new briefing at the UN General Assembly, setting out measures to bring the use and transfer of armed drones in line with international human rights and humanitarian law.

  • August 26, 2017

    What are you doing over the bank holiday? If you are one of the 10,000 plus attending Greenbelt, a festival for the common good, you may get a chance to fly a kite with Quaker peace educator Ellis Brooks.

  • October 31, 2016

    Personnel on military bases in the UK have been involved in choosing targets for a secret US drone campaign which has killed hundreds of civilians in violation of international law, documents obtained by the human rights charity Reprieve indicate.

  • December 7, 2015

    All charges against 19 anti-drone protestors have been dropped, after the Crown Prosecution Service admitted there was no realistic prospect of conviction.

  • October 8, 2015

    During national Quaker Week, Quakers in Britain are protesting against the use of military drones. Quakers hold that drones devalue human life and undermine international law.

  • September 16, 2015

    The Attorney General has refused to say if the government has a ‘blanket’ or ‘case-by-case’ policy on targeted killings in countries with whom the UK is not at war.

  • September 9, 2015

    The Prime Minister said yesterday he would not discuss with MPs the details of the Government’s targeted killing programme, the existence of which was revealed this week.

  • May 12, 2015

    A group of human rights organisations have urged President Obama to hold independent investigations into all drone strikes in which civilians have been killed.

  • April 20, 2015

    A court in Germany will take evidence from a Yemeni victim of the US secret drone programme following revelations that military bases in Germany play a key role in the strikes.

  • January 16, 2015

    Five years ago the suggestion that within a decade drone strikes would be taking place on a regular basis in multiple countries with little notice by the mainstream media or the general public seemed far-fetched to many. Today, with drone strikes being undertaken in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Iraq and Syria, and no doubt Libya again too soon (and not to forget the regular sporadic bursts of Israeli strikes in Gaza) such a prediction looks a lot more likely, if not a certainty.