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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The Pentagon’s sword missile isn’t an endless war feel-good story

Kelsey Atherton has written a critical and insightful article for Responsible Statecraft on why media coverage of new developments in drone weapons, like the US drone “sword missile”, can be seen as a kind of anti-news: “Focusing on the missile specifically misses everything that puts a missile in the sky, ready to be used against a human being. It constrains…

Drones Debate in Germany

The German Government’s coalition treaty from 2018 provides that an extensive public debate about the ethical and legal implications of armed drones for the German armed forces (Bundeswehr) is to be held before a decision can be made in the Parliament about the armament of Heron TP drones leased from Israel. On 11 May 2020 the German Federal Ministry of…

Defense industry cheers as the Trump administration is poised to loosen restrictions on drone exports

Rachel Stohl, Vice President at the Stimson Center, has written an insightful article on the United States’ planned reinterpretation of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), a decades-old international agreement between states which limits the risk of WMD proliferation by imposing export restraints on potential delivery vehicles. Stohl clearly explains what the MTCR does and how it has evolved over…

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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