11-11-2019 Turkey’s state-owned arms manufacturer produces the Kargu, a kamikaze drone that can select targets based on facial recognition. Some reports suggest Kargu will soon be deployed on the Turkish-Syrian theater. The 'Mini Harpy' from Israel can also independently detect, attack and destroy enemy targets.Humanitarian Disarmament
08-11-2019 Did we learn anything from the fall of the Berlin Wall? Thirty years later, we seem to have forgotten what can happen when ordinary people unite for human rights and democracy. They must be supported, especially those people standing up for their rights in Lebanon, Iraq and Sudan.Dealing with the Past, Europe
05-11-2019 The Dutch government has donated a military truck, a so-called “four-tonner”, to the Memorial Center Srebrenica-Potocari.Dealing with the Past, Europe
23-10-2019 Dutch Bank NIBC is the first bank globally to decide to preventively exclude companies that produce lethal autonomous weapons systems. PAX is happy with this step and with the reasoning behind it. Robin Willing from NIBC said: “These weapons are inherently designed to threaten and inflict harm. We don’t want to invest in them.”Humanitarian Disarmament
21-10-2019 New research by PAX and ICAN shows more and more financial institutions are saying no to nuclear weapons. The Don’t Bank on the Bomb report, Beyond the Bomb, profiles 77 banks, pension funds, insurance companies and other financial institutions with policies to not invest in nuclear weapons producers. This is an increase of 14 since the 2018 report.
18-10-2019 Mining company Prodeco-Glencore seems to take steps in seriously assessing its human rights impact in mining region of Cesar. In its recently published Sustainability Report the Swiss mining company acknowledges the possibility of ‘complicity with human rights abuses by the armed forces’ and being ‘linked to breaches of international humanitarian law.’Natural Resources, Conflict & Human Rights, Colombia
11-10-2019 PAX warmly congratulates Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia on winning the Nobel Peace Prize 2019. Ahmed managed to end the years of struggle between Ethiopia and neighboring country Eritrea. He has been rapidly implementing democratic reforms since his appointment in April 2018.