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M. Edouard Philippe Premier Ministre Hôtel de Matignon 57 rue de Varenne 75007 Paris Paris, Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Mr. Prime Minister, The Saudi cargo ship Bahri Yanbu is due to arrive in Cherbourg…
French human rights activists wave flags as they demonstrate in front of Saudi cargo ship Bahri Tabuk docked at le "Grand Port Autonome de Marseille" GPAM in Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone, on May 29, 2019.
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Joint NGO letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council

Excellency, We, the undersigned nongovernmental organizations, urge you to support the creation of an independent international investigation into violations and abuses of international human rights law and international humanitarian law in…
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Re: Civilian Protection in Afghanistan

May 15, 2017 James Mattis Secretary of Defense Department of Defense 1000 Defense Pentagon Washington, D.C. 22202 Re: Civilian Protection in Afghanistan Dear Secretary Mattis: We write…
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Arms Ambargo on South Sudan Long-Overdue

Dear Ambassador, I’m writing to you ahead of this week’s Security Council discussion on South Sudan. We hope you and the rest of the council are now ready to take the long-overdue step of imposing an arms embargo on South Sudan.  As…
Government helicopter gunship flying low over IDP site at the UN base in Thongpiny, Juba, South Sudan.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2                                                                                                       July 9,…
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12 Key Arguments for a Preemptive Ban on Fully Autonomous Weapons

The development of fully autonomous weapons, also known as “killer robots,” and the proposal to ban them preemptively have sparked impassioned debate at the international and national levels. Experts—including lawyers, ethicists, military specialists,…