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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Public debate in France on drone operations in the Sahel is vital

With the end of Operation Barkhane, French drone strikes in the Sahel are likely to intensify. An open debate in France on the legal, political and security implications of armed drone use is desperately needed.

Event Summary – In Pursuit of Human Rights and Accountability: Challenges Around Regulating the Use of Force with Armed Drones

Almost two decades after their first deployment outside situations of armed conflict, the use of drones has now become routine for many nations and non-state actors alike. In a side-event to the 48th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, organized on 24 September 2021 by Reprieve and PAX, state representatives, families of victims, human rights lawyers and UN experts discussed ongoing human rights and accountability challenges surrounding armed drone use.

Panel discussion – In Pursuit of Human Rights and Accountability: Challenges Around Regulating the Use of Force with Armed Drones

Twenty years after their first deployment outside situations of armed conflict, the use of drones have now become routine for many nations and non-state actors alike. Whilst it is necessary for states to cooperate to address violence carried out by non-state armed groups, it is imperative those efforts comply with and uphold human rights and international law and the unintended consequences of proliferation are taken into account.

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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