23-05-2017 Investment in companies producing cluster bombs went up last year. This is in spite of the fact that many investors have decided to stop investing in the manufacture of these internationally banned weapons. These are the main conclusions in “Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions; a shared responsibility”, a report released today by PAX.Protection of Civilians, Humanitarian Disarmament
23-05-2017 Last week, our friend the American hydrogeologist and geochemist Robert Moran lost his life in a tragic car accident. His wife was severely injured. He was well-known and respected for his profound knowledge of, and experience in, water issues in the mining sector.
22-05-2017 Now we know what a worldwide nuclear weapons ban will look like. Today the UN published the first draft of the text of a nuclear weapons ban treaty. This treaty would make it illegal to make, have or use nuclear weapons. Two thirds of the countries in the world, 132 in total, are in favour of the ban.Humanitarian Disarmament, The Netherlands
18-05-2017 Damaged hospitals, impeded ambulance services, medical personnel and patients in danger, broken electricity, water, gas and telephone service: explosive weapons used in the east of Ukraine have had a major impact on the health care sector, both directly and indirectly. These impacts are detailed in the report 'Operating under Fire' published today by Dutch NGO PAX and the Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC).Humanitarian Disarmament, Ukraine
04-05-2017 Europe’s biggest energy company, Italian multinational Enel, has suspended imports of coal from the Cesar mining region Colombia. Enel CEO Francesco Starace stated this at the annual stockholders meeting in Rome. The announcement was made in the context of investigations into the human rights impact in the coal mining region of Cesar and Enel’s de-carbonization strategy.Natural Resources, Conflict & Human Rights, Colombia
28-04-2017 At its annual general meeting in Stockholm, the Swedish energy company Vattenfall showed a willingness to help solve the human rights abuses involved in the extraction of coal from the Cesar mining district of Colombia.Natural Resources, Conflict & Human Rights, Colombia
13-04-2017 “Every test in our lives makes us bitter or better. Every problem breaks us or makes us. The choice is ours; whether we become victims or victorious,” writes Bishop Paride Taban.
10-04-2017 What deals has the British arms manufacturer BAE made with the Saudi prince Bandar bin Sultan? And what role did former prime minister Tony Blair play in making these deals?Humanitarian Disarmament, Middle East
05-04-2017 Dutch peace organisation PAX is appalled that yet another chemical attack has taken place in Syria, despite repeated UN Security Council commitments to end the use of banned chemical weapons and hold responsible parties accountable.Middle East