On June 30, 2021, 113 organizations from the United States and around the world sent a letter to President Biden calling for an end to the U.S. program of lethal strikes outside recognized battlefields, including through the use of drones. This program is a centerpiece of the United States’ forever wars and has exacted an appalling toll on Muslim, Brown, and...

The public debate concerning the ethical and legal implications of a potential armament of Heron TP drones leased from Israel for the German armed forces continued on Monday, October 5th 2020. ...

In a statement delivered at the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, 14 civil society organizations from across the world have urged States to actively engage towards establishing clear norms and standards on the development, production, export and use of armed drones. The escalating drone war in Libya, the targeted killing of Iranian General Soleimani by a US drone, and...

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On Tuesday the 19th of March, the Higher Administrative Court in Münster ruled in favour of 3 Yemeni claimants on many key points, as they argued that the US' use of Ramstein air base for drone strikes violated German and international law. The case was brought by three members of the bin Ali Jaber family, who lost two relatives in a US...

A new report by EFAD member Amnesty International details how US airstrikes, carried out with both drones and manned aircraft, have killed more civilians than the Pentagon admits. Under Trump, Somalia was declared an active area of hostilities in 2017. Since then, the frequency of airstrikes has increased rapidly. The US military has maintained the position that there were zero...