Events

Events

Event Date

January 11, 2019

Venue

Università degli Studi di Catania

Armed drones at Sigonella: Legal issues and tensions between right to life protection, transparency obligations and military strategy

Airwars will be participating in the conference organised by ECCHR to outline civilian harm caused by the US in Libya from airstrikes which supposedly take off from Sigonella, Italy. Both Airwars and New America will present findings from their joint Libya project, detailing incidents of civilian harm in the North African country and providing a larger perspective on the global drone war.

Event Date

December 17, 2018

Venue

Tivoli Vredenburg

Our long-range war in Syria and Iraq

Airwars in a collaboration with Intimacies of Remote Warfare and PAX is organising a discussion on the application of remote warfare and the risks it involves. Participants aim to engage on the issue of civilian casualties; the legal basis for attacks and support for non-state actors; and whether there is enough political and public debate about this?

Event Date

December 13, 2018

Venue

ICRC delegation in London

ICRC Protection Reference Group meeting

Airwars is participating in a gathering of humanitarian practitioners and experts to discuss and reflect upon work undertaken in relation to conflict-related deaths and the significant push behind transparency and accountability with regard to monitoring and reporting on civilian casualties and damage to essential infrastructure. The event also addresses perceived responsibility for the humanitarian consequences of conflict by States who increasingly rely on inter-state support and partnerships among themselves and with armed groups.

Event Date

December 11, 2018

Venue

CodeNode, London

ICRC Symposium on Digital Risks in Situations of Armed Conflict

Together with a wide range of partners Airwars is participating in a discussion to help develop a deeper understanding about the relationship between digital risk and the protection of individuals and communities affected by situations of armed conflict – and to identify areas for cooperative action to enable humanitarian actors and their partners to respond more effectively and appropriately to protection needs.

Event Date

December 3, 2018

Venue

London School of Economics

Political Economy and Governance in Syria

Dmytro Chupryna, Airwars’ Deputy Director is participating in a major discussion on the political economy in Syria; on changes in governance; and on the role of civil society organisations in this process. The conference is hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Event Date

November 29, 2018

Venue

National Army Museum, London

ARRCs Article 5 Outreach Forum

Airwars’ Deputy Director, Dmytro Chupryna, is participating in a meeting which brings together civil and military actors  to explore how they might engage in a conflict setting; to discuss if there is a common understanding of Military and Civilian taxonomies; and to examine the relationship constraints and opportunities of command, control communication, co-ordination and collaboration.

Event Date

November 27, 2018

Venue

Brussels

EFAD annual meeting

As a member of the European Forum on Armed Drones, Airwars is joining a discussion on opportunities to use FOIA tools to secure more transparency on national decision making around drone acquisition, followed by the review on current EFAD network approaches (national work/ EU work, UN First Committee outreach) and opportunities for the next year.