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  • Syria: Ghouta the next Aleppo

    Syria: Ghouta the next Aleppo

    19-06-2017 Syrian government forces are bombing and starving out hundreds of thousands of Syrians in Eastern Ghouta in what may quickly become the next Aleppo. Nearly 420,000 people are suffering from severe shortages of food and medical supplies, and are unable to move about freely due to the bombing.

    Protection of Civilians, Middle East
  • Nuclear weapons ban negotiations resume

    Nuclear weapons ban negotiations resume

    15-06-2017 The second round of negotiations on a global nuclear weapons ban have gotten underway at the United Nations in New York.

    Humanitarian Disarmament, The Netherlands
  • EU: don't forget human rights in Sudan

    EU: don't forget human rights in Sudan

    15-06-2017 The European Union and individual member states risk making an already terrible human rights situation in Sudan even worse. One year after opening up to the government of President Omar al-Bashir, the EU prioritizes the short-term goal of limiting immigration to Europe over protecting people from violence and abuse.

    Protection of Civilians, Africa
  • Killer robot talks cancelled

    Killer robot talks cancelled

    31-05-2017 A first-of-its-kind meeting of experts planned for August to discuss concerns about killer robots has been cancelled. The United Nations announced that that the meeting would not take place due to lack of funds, a result of structural non-payment of UN dues by a number of member countries. PAX is extremely concerned by this development.

    Humanitarian Disarmament
  • Funding of banned cluster bombs still rising

    Funding of banned cluster bombs still rising

    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
  • Remebering Robert Moran

    Remembering Robert Moran

    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.

  • Foto Steven Snoep

    Nuclear weapons ban text

    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
  • Empty beds and stretchers line a hallway in Avdiivka City Hospital, where damage from the use of explosive weapons has hindered the provision of health care. © Anton Skyba for International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School and PAX / September 2016

    New report: Operating under Fire in Ukraine

    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
  • Enel CEO Francesco Starace Photo: Wiki Commons

    Enel suspends blood coal imports

    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
  • Photo: News Oresund

    Vattenfall hits the right notes on blood coal

    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