In response to the rapid proliferation of armed drones during the last few years, Amnesty International has increasingly paid attention to this issue. Youssef Rahman is a Senior Political Affairs Officer at Amnesty International in the Netherlands. In an interview for EFAD, we asked Youssef about Amnesty's work and future prospects on the issue of armed drones....

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What is remote warfare? How does it differ between nations and regions? What are the historical roots of remote warfare? What is the future of remote warfare? This two-day workshop will engage a wide range of experts from academia, the military, government, and civil society to explore the past, present, and future of remote warfare. ...

Early December 2018, the UK-based think-tank RUSI released a new paper on the proliferation of armed drones in the Middle East. The launch event of the paper, titled “Armed Drones in the Middle East Proliferation and Norms in the Region” took place at Whitehall in London, and was well attended by a range of policymakers, journalists, and civil society experts....

The Nuhanovic Foundation (NF) was established in the Netherlands in 2011 to assist war victims who seek access to justice through research and litigation. Marjolein Vlieks, who leads the drone program of Nuhanovic, conducts research on the legal remedies for victims of drone strikes. We interviewed Marjolein about the organization's experience with working on the issue....

In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In December 2018 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news included many stories on the incident involving commercial drones at Gatwick airport, as well as Polish and Czech drone developments....

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The resolution currently on the table, proposing amendments to the way in which drones are covered by the European Defence Fund, is part of the ordinary legislative procedure, meaning the European Council has to come to an agreement with the European Parliament before moving forward. This means that, following several resolutions expressing views and calls, members of the European Parliament...