The Internazionale, in collaboration with VoxEurop, creates monthly overviews with summaries and translations of drone stories. You can find the February 2018 edition here....

More than a dozen major NGOs are calling on the Trump administration to release the secret changes made to US policy on use of armed drones and other lethal force, before the congressionally-mandated deadline to do so passes on March 12. The call expresses the widespread concerns of human rights organizations regarding the opacity and legality regarding the the US...

During a parliamentary discussion, Minister of Defence Vandeput stated that the Reapers would be ‘armable, but not armed’, adding that arming it would require extra parts which were not part of the order either. ...

The future German government will set the course for Germany’s approach to targeted killings and armed drone operations, which so often involve civilian victims. Read ECCHR's Andreas Schuller's article on why the German government should articulate clear and restrictive legal standards on armed drones, first published in the German newspaper Weser-Kurier of February 14. ...

In an effort to move the debate on armed drones forward, the Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) attempted to link the production of unmanned aerial vehicles to their military use and the human right implications thereof. AFET inserted an amendment to the draft opinion, calling for the exclusion of armed drones in the initiative until there is a Council...

EFAD-member Drone Wars UK has published an intriguing interview with a retired Royal Air Force officer who served as Deputy Commander Operations. In this interview, Air Marshall Greg Bagwell discussed many different aspects of the UK's use of Reapers, including the recruitment of pilots, Rules of Engagement, close cooperation with the United States, and the killing of British citizen Reyaad Khan. For...

In a decision published on 2 January 2018, the Upper Tribunal has decided that the ‘security bodies’ exemption under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) should not have been applied in a blanket fashion to exempt the legal advice that formed the basis of the lethal drone strike that killed two British citizens, Reyaad Khan and Ruhul Amin, in August...