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.
Airwars is attending the London launch of a Chatham House research paper on the incidental harm side of the proportionality assessment, which belligerents are legally required to make.
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.
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.
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.
Chris Woods, Airwars’ Director is presenting on the theme ‘Invisible Victims: Europe’s failure to concede battlefield civilian harm’ at the symposium, which brings together scholars from different disciplines; human rights and humanitarian experts; and investigative reporters in order to examine the precarious status of civilians and other protected persons in the midst of war.
Our Netherlands based Advocacy Officer and Conflict Researcher is presenting at the round-table, organised by War Reparation Centre and the University of Amsterdam. The key area for discussion is the legal proceedings to obtain information from members of the Coalition on bombardments on Iraq.
Maike Awater, Airwars’ Netherland based Advocacy Officer and Conflict Researcher is participating in PAX’s two-day conference devoted to expert level operational exchanges between data initiatives and peacekeeping staff and one for a market place of ideas linking to policy makers. The conference is the interactive marketplace of ideas between participants and policy makers.