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  • Blood coal victims see hope in new Colombian Truth Commission

    07-12-2018 Victims of violence committed in the coal mining region of Cesar, Colombia, are hopeful the new Colombian Truth Commission will help them. The commission was recently inaugurated in the Colombian capital Bogotá. Representatives from the assembly representing victims, which is supported by PAX, were at the ceremony.

    Natural Resources, Conflict & Human Rights, Colombia
  • UN Security Council discusses the protection of the environment during armed conflict

    06-12-2018 To highlight the devastating impact of armed conflict on the environment, Kuwait convened an Arria-formula meeting on the 7th of November on the 'Protection of the Environment During Armed Conflict.' The meeting, co-sponsored by the German Mission to the United Nations, was timed to coincide with the UN’s annual International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict - #EnvConflictDay. The full debate can be watched online here. PAX’s Babette Schenkels and Wim Zwijnenburg review the debate.

    Humanitarian Disarmament
  • New report shows divestment from cluster bombs works

    03-12-2018 The global treaty banning cluster munitions is having a major impact on limiting investments in these weapons.

    Humanitarian Disarmament
  • Time is running out on killer robots

    26-11-2018 The UN in Geneva has decided to continue talks on killer robots in 2019. However PAX is concerned that diplomacy is moving at a glacial pace while technology is advancing rapidly .

    Humanitarian Disarmament
  • New PAX report on European positions on autonomous weapons

    21-11-2018 PAX launches ‘Crunch Time’ at the UN in Geneva today. The report provides an overview of the positions of European states on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS), also known as ‘killer robots’. The report finds that there is a general agreement that there is a ‘red line’ beyond which increasing autonomy in weapons systems is no longer acceptable. European states also agree that there must be human control over the use of force and that there is a need to work towards concrete policy outcomes.

    Humanitarian Disarmament
  • PAX to work with peace tribunal on justice for victims in Colombia

    12-11-2018 In order to give the victims of the armed conflict in Colombia better access to the justice system, and to hear more of their testimonies, PAX and the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on aspects of transitional justice agreed to in the Colombian peace accord of 2016.

  • PAX calls to end the fighting in Yemen

    08-11-2018 Fully half of the people living in Yemen -- fourteen million men, women and children -- on the brink of famine. It’s time to act.

    Middle East
  • Protect the environment during armed conflict

    06-11-2018 People caught up in armed conflicts are not only threatened by violence – they also face dangers and insecurity due to water scarcity, life-threatening pollutants or collapsing buildings. Governments should help protect people caught up in armed conflicts by doing more to protect their environment.

    Humanitarian Disarmament
  • Criminal investigation into mining multinational Drummond

    02-11-2018 On Tuesday October 30 Colombian authorities confirmed that they have started a criminal investigation into mining company Drummond over alleged financing of paramilitary forces. The investigation confirms the seriousness of the longstanding allegations and, at the same time, the need for truth and remedy for the many victims and their communities.

    Natural Resources, Conflict & Human Rights, Colombia
  • Human reality of drones strikes

    24-10-2018 ‘What did we do to be targeted by armed drones?’ This is an often-heard question from civilians living under the rapidly increasing presence of armed drones in countries like Yemen, Pakistan and Somalia. PAX, an international NGO, is launching a new report at the United Nations Headquarters in New York that aims to translate the legal debate around the disputed use of armed drones in secret counter-terrorism operations into the everyday life challenges of survivors of drone strikes.

    Humanitarian Disarmament