21-05-2019 After an offensive carried out by the Turkish army and Syrian militias in March 2018 in the Syrian city of Afrin, ethnic tensions in the district have gotten much worse.Middle East
16-05-2019 Several Colombian social leaders have received death threats shortly after a meeting with Dutch MPs about the human rights situation in the Cesar coal mining region. These social leaders stand up for labor rights and victims of paramilitary violence. Between 1996 and 2006 thousands of people were killed and 55,000 farmers were driven from their land in the coal mining region. European energy companies are buying large amounts of coal from Cesar and are the most important customers of mining companies operating in this region.Natural Resources, Conflict & Human Rights, Colombia
15-05-2019 The Dutch Parliament adopted a resolution on 14 May that calls for binding international rules on new weapons technologies, including autonomous weapons or killer robots. The resolution was proposed by government party VVD and was supported by all but 1 parties in the parliament. It calls on the Dutch government to boost a treaty on these types of weapons. PAX is excited about this resolution and the clear signal it sends to the Dutch government.Humanitarian Disarmament
08-05-2019 A killer robots arms race is brewing with potentially catastrophic results if states do not act quickly to stop it. PAX makes this warning in its new report “The State of AI: Artificial Intelligence, the Military and Increasingly Autonomous Weapons.” The report outlines the status of AI in military projects of seven countries: the United States, China, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, Israel and South Korea.Humanitarian Disarmament
02-05-2019 PAX and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) have co-published a report showing extensive involvement of companies such as Lockheed Martin in the production of nuclear weapons.Humanitarian Disarmament
23-04-2019 PAX is deeply shocked and saddened by the Easter Sunday attacks that killed so many people in Sri Lanka. We wish to express our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and sympathies to those who were wounded in the attacks.
01-04-2019 A growing group of European states supports concrete measures against killer robots. The Netherlands, however, are lagging behind.Humanitarian Disarmament