27-03-2017 On Monday, negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons in international law began in New York. The treaty is being negotiated based on the recognition that the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons use is morally unacceptable and that the weapons themselves represent a significant risk to human security.Humanitarian Disarmament
21-02-2017 Bashar al-Assad’s government in Syria is carrying out a national strategy to change the demographics of the country. This strategy includes besieging, starving, killing and transferring people in a number of cities and neighbourhoods associated with resistance to his government.Protection of Civilians, Middle East
26-01-2017 A ground-breaking exhibition, ‘Srebrenica Genocide – the Failure of the International Community,´ will open in the Bosnian city on the 9th of February.Protection of Civilians, The Balkans
14-12-2016 A coalition of more than 30 humanitarian agencies and human rights organisations, among which Dutch peacebuilding organisation PAX, are gravely concerned that European policies are trying more and more to push people out of Europe, making it even harder to seek asylum, and leaving it to Member States of first entry, like Greece, to shoulder all the responsibility.
12-12-2016 This week, the international community will have the chance to move towards a ban on the development and use of killer robots. Under UN auspices, the 123 states party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) are meeting in Geneva for a five-year review and to set the agenda for the upcoming period.
17-10-2016 Scores of women leaders from around the Middle East will gather in Amman, Jordan this week to explore new ways to involve women in initiatives aimed at fostering transformational peace and security. The women will exchange ideas as part of the Regional MENA Women’s Peace Table on October 17 and 18th, hosted by the Dutch peacebuilding organization PAX.Gender, Peace & Security, Middle East
06-07-2016 Today the Dutch Section of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM) and the peace organisations PAX and Stop Wapenhandel have appealed against the Dutch government’s decision to grant an arms export license.Humanitarian Disarmament, The Netherlands
20-06-2016 As the battle to re-take territory in northern Iraq from ISIS continues, people are slowly starting to return to areas already liberated. PAX is concerned that Yezidis returning to their homes in Sinjar will become victims for the second time. The conflict against ISIS has spawned the growth of local militias with competing claims to Sinjar. PAX urges all parties to make comprehensive and inclusive plans for the post-ISIS future of Iraq in the report Sinjar After ISIS: returning to disputed territory.Middle East
16-06-2016 Ottawa, 16 June, 2016 - A new report today on explosive investments shows that 158 financial institutions invested more than US$28 billion into seven producers of banned cluster munitions.Humanitarian Disarmament
13-06-2016 Despite increased international diplomacy, no sieges in Syria have been lifted over the past three months. More than a million people remain under siege, with another 1.4 million at risk of coming under siege. These are some of the findings of the second quarterly Siege Watch Report by Dutch peace organisation PAX and the Washington, DC-based think tank The Syria Institute.Middle East