23-02-2021 Your own house and that of your neighbours have been razed to the ground. You are left homeless with your family in the mud because the tent you were forced to sleep in is confiscated, as was the previous one. Sadly, this is the reality for the people in Humsa, a Bedouin community in Area C, the parts of the West Bank that are directly controlled by Israel. Every time this Palestinian village is demolished by the Israeli army. Action is needed.Middle East
18-02-2021 After almost 30 years of exploiting two large coal mines in northern Colombia, causing serious social, human rights and environmental impacts for the local population, the multinational Glencore, through its subsidiary Prodeco, announced this month the closure of its mining operations in Colombia. PAX is worried that Prodeco-Glencore's decision implies that the mining company will avoid its responsibility towards the victims of violence in the Cesar mining region.Natural Resources, Conflict & Human Rights, Colombia
11-02-2021 The rapidly growing use of drones and robots, and data-driven military analysis will likely have profound impacts on the future of warfare. To better understand the implications of these developments for our armed forces, military interventions, and foreign policy, PAX will host the online symposium The War of Tomorrow: How are novel military technologies changing modern conflicts? with a broad array of experts on Friday, February 26th at 15:00-17:30 CET.Humanitarian Disarmament
04-02-2021 The situation in Lebanon has been steadily deteriorating, and is projected to get much worse. Syrian refugees are among those worst off. The Refugee Protection Watch Coalition (RPW), of which PAX is part of, has interviewed hundreds of Syrian refugees and members of host communities in Lebanon. The resulting briefing outlines in a briefing outlining the enormous impact of the ongoing economic and COVID-19 crises in Lebanon, and presents key recommendations.Gender, Peace & Security, Community Based Security and Citizens Rights, Middle East
22-01-2021 People in the Netherlands and five other NATO states overwhelmingly reject the presence of U.S. nuclear weapons and support the Treaty to Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). In fact, according to polls, support for the Dutch joining the nuclear ban continues to increase.Humanitarian Disarmament
21-01-2021 Moroccan activist Maati Monjib has been in custody since December 29, his lawyers have not been informed of the charges. He has now gone on a hunger strike. The Netherlands and the EU must do everything to get him released.
13-01-2021 The current and the former president of the Colombian subsidiary of the American coal giant Drummond have been charged with complicity in gross human rights violations. In 2014, PAX published on these matters in its report "The Dark Side of Coal".Natural Resources, Conflict & Human Rights, Colombia
21-12-2020 For two weeks now, citizens in the Sulaymaniyah governorate in Iraqi Kurdistan have been protesting the barren living conditions that they are facing. For months on end they have not (or only partly) been receiving their salaries from the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG).Community Based Security and Citizens Rights, Middle East
18-12-2020 It's almost Christmas, time to take stock of 2020. A year like no other, in which a global pandemic drastically changed everyone's lives. We saw a lot less of our colleagues, friends and families. In other countries the consequences were even more negative as repression and aggression increased. And yet there appeared to be hope, which often grows in times of tribulation.
11-12-2020 We must rid the Netherlands and the rest of the world of nuclear weapons! These weapons of mass destruction are designed to vaporise an entire city in one burning flash of light. Even if they are never used, the process around making them leaves a contaminating legacy for generations. And the consequences of an accident are incalculable. We need your help to continue our efforts to end nuclear weapons.Humanitarian Disarmament