A new research report by IRIAD and EFAD Member Rete Disarmo shows widespread opposition of the general public against the use of armed drones. The research surveyed Italian citizens about their approval of the use of military drones by the government. The report, titled: "The Drone: Supporting Actor or Protagonist? The perception of unmanned aircraft in the mass media and in Italian public opinion"...

Yemeni human rights organization Mwatana for Human Rights has published a new report documenting how civilian lives are being harmed by the war in Yemen, including through US drone strikes. The report, titled 'Withering Life: The Human Rights Situation in Yemen 2018' is based on over 2000 interviews with "victims, relatives, eyewitnesses, and medical and humanitarian workers" as well as...

In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In June 2019 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news were the shooting down of a US Global Hawk by Iran, and the further proliferation of armed drones.  ...

The Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the EU (COMECE) has published a new reflection paper calling  upon states to take action on armed drones. The publication, titled "Technology at the Service of Peace", examines the development, use, and export of armed drones as well as the development of fully autonomous weapons, also known as  killerrobots. EFAD members were also...

In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In May 2019 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news were on their use in the conflicts in Yemen and Libya. ...

How have armed drones changed warfare? What are the legal, ethical, and strategic implications of armed drones usage? These questions will be discussed during a conference 'Armed drones and the new form of warfare', held tomorrow June 13th from 14:30-18:30 in Hotel Nazionale, Rome. The conference is organized by the Italian Network for Disarmament (Rete Disarmo), Amnesty International, and the International...

In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In April 2019 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news were on drones and AI, their use for targeted killings, and accountability and transparency.  You can find the publication here....

The shape of the EU's foreign, security and defence policies are changing. European defence investments are increasing against the backdrop of instability at Europe's borders and a previously reliable ally that is turning inwards. These broad developments are at the centre of a conference PAX and Chatham House are organizing entitled: ‘European Perspectives on Remote Warfare’ in Brussels, on 15th...