Tag Archives: UN Human Rights Council

The vulnerability of unmanned aerial vehicles

Ian Davis of NATO Watch reports that the NATO Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC) has published a study on the vulnerability of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly referred to as drones, in the contested airspace. Beth Stevenson reports in … Continue reading

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The Secret State acts: ‘Not in our name’ !

Successful MoD Freedom of Information request by Chris Cole, of Drone Wars UK Some time ago, the Guardian reported that nine months after a freedom of Information request by Chris Cole, the MoD has responded, releasing information about the previously … Continue reading

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A mere internal investigation into the latest crime in America’s escalating drone war

Today, Mark Shapiro sent a link to the Bureau’s report that America’s drone war has covertly escalated, noting it took President Obama three years to refer publicly to America’s use of drones. In January 2012 he said ‘actually drones have … Continue reading

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The interim report by U.N. Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson on the use of remotely piloted aircraft in counter-terrorism operations

Mark Shapiro sends news of the third annual report submitted to the General Assembly by the current Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. The Special Rapporteur intends to submit a … Continue reading

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MPs’ enquiry, American law schools’ report and UN Human Rights Council investigation

In November we recorded news of Living under drones, a study published in September by Stanford Law School and New York University’s School of Law. Nine months of research found that U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan have killed far more … Continue reading

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