The European Forum on Armed Drones is a civil society network of organisations working to promote human rights, respect for the rule of law, disarmament and conflict prevention.

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Conference Summary: EU Perspectives on Remote Warfare

On 15 May 2019, PAX hosted a conference, in collaboration with Chatham House, which explored European perspectives on remote warfare. The event brought together experts on European and international security, emerging technologies, and the ethics and conduct of war, to discuss key issues related to remote warfare. Participants included those working in academia, think-tanks, NGOs and the media.
The conference included a keynote speech, followed by four different panels which covered different issues on remote warfare. Each of the panel discussions was also preceded by a short, interactive poll where the audience answered questions on the European role and perspectives in regard to remote warfare.

European Press Review – October 2019

In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In October 2019 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news were the French and Czech plans for their use of armed drones, the use of drones in Libya and Lebanon, ongoing drone rivalry between the US and China, and new technological developments. 

Why Al-Shabaab’s Attack on US Drone Base Shouldn’t Be Ignored

The long-term impacts of western operations exacerbate the very radicalization and violence they claim to be trying to avoid.

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We call upon all European governments, individually and through European institutions to:

We call upon all European governments, individually and through European institutions to:

1     Articulate Clear Policies
2    Prevent Complicity
3    Ensure Transparency
4    Establish Accountability
5    Control Proliferation