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“INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE USE OF ARMED DRONES”: PROFESSOR DAPO AKANDE: 22nd February 2018

  UNA’s 16th annual Ruth Steinkraus-Cohen International Law Lecture is held in association with the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS University of London and the Bar Council of England and Wales. As more countries and non-state actors … Continue reading

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Anglo Saxon alliance helps its ally to kill another 54 civilians – running amok?

Widely reported: on 26 December, airstrikes on a crowded popular market in Al Hayma sub-district in Attazziah district, Taizz Governorate led to at least 54 civilians being killed, including eight children, and 32 others injured including six children. More than … Continue reading

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Sikander Ahmed Shah: first objective, halting drone strikes – the second, reparation

For years the legality of using armed drones has been challenged by individuals and organisations – as a search on this website will reveal. Another analyst, Sikander Ahmed Shah of Lahore University of Management Sciences, Department of Law and Policy reflected … Continue reading

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Trump’s first disastrous airstrike, followed by ‘boots on the ground’

American broadcasting network NBC was the first to report news from a senior US military official that in the first airstrike and military raid carried out under President Donald Trump, two Americans were killed in Southern Yemen on Sunday. One … Continue reading

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Mayhem! what we are we doing? Adding political to military strikes.“UN, US, UK devastation, complicity and double standards”

“Arms sales above flesh and blood, terror, heartbreak and humanity, every time” These words of journalist Felicity Arbuthnot reverberated as the writer belatedly discovered Josie Ensor’s report from Istanbul that a US air strike killed nearly 60 civilians, including children, … Continue reading

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We help our sinister friends to commit war crimes in Yemen

A Saudi-led coalition air strike hit a hospital operated by Medecins Sans Frontieres in northern Yemen on Monday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 19, the aid group said. And who is in the coalition? US and Britain have … Continue reading

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A seventh country is now being bombed by the regime of Nobel Peace Laureate Barack Obama

Today Haji Mujtaba reported for Reuters that a senior security official said a U.S. drone fired four missiles at a vehicle, killing between five and eight Uzbek and local alleged militants near the Afghan border in the mountainous region of … Continue reading

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Bird or drone?

Mark sent a lead to this news for those who, like the writer, did not see it. Once again we note an increasing emphasis on the use of drones for protection, fact finding and surveillance with obscure or non-existent information … Continue reading

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United Nations special investigation into drone strikes and targeted killings

CNN updates January reports of a United Nations special investigation which will examine drone strikes and targeted killings in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. It will be prepared for the U.N. General Assembly by British lawyer Ben Emmerson, the United … Continue reading

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