Drone Campaign Network: New briefing launch event

20 September 2016 - 12:45pm
Event

Event date: Monday 3 October 2016 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Location: Friends House Bookshop. Euston Rd, London NW1 2BE

War on Want is proud to be a member of the Drone Campaign Network, launching a new briefing on 3 October 2016. Join us for the launch event!

Over the past 15 years drones have risen from a fringe technology to becoming a key component of Western military power. Drones have become one of the most used weapons in conventional wars, but are also being used far from any battlefield in so-called targeted killings to 'take out' those deemed to be a threat to security. While military officials describe drones as 'the most precise and effective application of firepower in the history of armed conflict', human rights organisations and journalists have documented the deaths of hundreds of civilians in such strikes.

This new briefing highlights some of the key issues surrounding the growing use of armed drones and makes a number of key recommendations to control their use. At this crucial time, it is vital that all who want the world to be a more just and secure place work together to ensure that we don't allow armed drones to be out of sight, out of mind and out of control.

 

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