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Humanitarian Disarmament

  • Stop Explosive Investments

    Peace organisation PAX is one of the leading organisations in the national and international Stop Explosive Investment campaign. PAX and the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) aim to stop investment in cluster munitions producers and call on financial institutions to put an end to these investments. We also call on states to install national legislation prohibiting investment in companies that produce cluster munitions.

    Humanitarian Disarmament
  • Cluster munition in an olive grove

    Cluster Munitions

    Peace organisation PAX works to ban cluster munitions everywhere in the world. Our aim is to ensure strict compliance with the Convention on Cluster Munitions and call on states that have not yet done so to join the treaty. The convention categorically prohibits the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of cluster munitions.

    Humanitarian Disarmament
  • Stop Killer Robots Campaign

    Killer Robots

    What are killer robots?

    Killer robots are autonomous weapon systems that can select and attack targets without meaningful human control. Which means the weapon system can use lethal force without a direct instruction from a human operator. This is a function that could be applied to various weapon systems, for instance a battle tank, a fighter jet or a ship.

    Humanitarian Disarmament
  • Drones

    Armed drones

    PAX is investigating the effect of deploying armed drones on the security of civilians.

    Humanitarian Disarmament
  • Control arms campaign

    Arms Trade

    The arms trade can fuel ongoing conflicts and lead to serious human rights violations by repressive regimes and armed groups. Peace organisation PAX works towards stricter and more effective Dutch and international arms transfer controls. Since 2003 it has been an active member of the international Control Arms coalition committed to work towards a strong Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).

    Humanitarian Disarmament
  • Landmines

    Landmines

    The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) has been working to achieve a world without Landmines for over 20 years. As an active member, PAX takes part in this campaign to make sure landmines are eradicated for good. We encourage countries to commit themselves to the Mine Ban Treaty (MBT). We encourage states that are already members to strictly implement the treaty

    Humanitarian Disarmament
  • Nuclear Weapons

    Nuclear Weapons

    Nuclear weapons are the worst weapons ever created. They are designed to destroy cities. They are weapons of mass destruction, and were outlawed in the 2017 UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. PAX, works towards the rapid entry into force of the ban treaty as well as building public recognition of the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons.

    Humanitarian Disarmament
  • Explosive weapons in populated areas

    Explosive weapons in populated areas

    PAX calls for immediate action to prevent civilian suffering from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas (EWIPA). PAX is co-founder and member of the steering committee of the International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW).

    Humanitarian Disarmament
  • Conflict & Environment

    Conflict & Environment

    PAX works to document the environmental impact of new and ongoing conflicts, and to build better responses in order to reduce threats to public health and environmental risks for civilians.

    Humanitarian Disarmament Middle East
  • Incendiary weapons

    Incendiary Weapons

    Incendiary weapons produce heat and fire through the chemical reaction of a flammable substance. They cause terrible burn wounds and damage to civilians and civilian objects, often leading to long term harm and psychological trauma.

    Humanitarian Disarmament