Last week, on December 12th, the European Parliament (EP) adopted two separate resolutions highlighting the issues surrounding the use of armed drones, and urging action on them including within the EU's own drone development programs. The first resolution covers a report from 2017 on Human Rights and Democracy in the World, and addresses several issues surrounding the use of armed...

The obscurity with which important discussions are held and decisions are being made highlights the importance of carrying out Freedom of Information requests. This article aims to set out the ways in which FOI has been used particularly related to the use of armed drones, and provides recommendations for others to do so too. ...

Drone Wars UK is a UK-based NGO, founded in 2010 to undertake research and advocacy around the issue of armed drones. Their work is mainly focused on the scrutiny of British use of armed drones. In a conversation with director Chris Cole, we asked about Drone Wars UK experience with working on the issue....

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As part of our effort to inform discussions and follow the politics surrounding the acquisition and use of drones more closely, we continue to create profiles of each European country. Switzerland has now been added to our map. Switzerland has operated drones for reconnaissance purposes since 1998. It’s current fleet consists of 15 small tactical ADS Ranger drones, which are used...

Airwars is a non-profit, collaborative project of journalists and researchers across the Middle East and Europe dedicated to monitor international military actions in conflict zones such as Iraq, Libya and Syria. In an interview with founder Chris Woods, we asked about Airwars' work exposing the shadowy consequences of the use of armed drones. Chris authored some of the key investigations into...

A short overview of news and updates from our network. If you have events, publications, or updates to share, you may forward them to info {at} efadrones.org....

The Italian Coalition for Civil Liberties and Rights (CILD) is a national network of civil society organizations founded in 2014, working to protect and enforce civil rights and freedoms of all through a combination of legal action, advocacy and public education. We interviewed Antonella Napolitano, former Communications Manager at CILD (werkt er nu niet meer..),  about the organization's work and...