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.

News

European Press Review – September 2019

In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In September 2019 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news were the drone attacks on Saudi oil installations, the innocent casualties caused by drone strikes in Afghanistan, and how drones have the changed the face of warfare.

European Press Review – August 2019

In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In August 2019 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news were the drones that crashed in Lebanon, in the ongoing conflict in Yemen, the innocent lives drone attacks continue to take in Libya, as well as continued proliferation of drone technology. 

Armed Drones & Export Controls at UN

During the UNGA in 2018, 16 States expressed concerns over armed drones in their statements, comparing with 7 States in 2017. This demonstrates a growing interest from States in addressing the challenges around armed drones use. Beyond the condemnation of current unacceptable practices, an international policy response is needed that addresses the role of drones in the use of force. Multilateral dialogue will be vital to the development of robust, progressive and meaningful future-proof standards that contributes to holding states accountable for both export decisions and subsequent use.

Resources

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