PAX is the largest peace organization in the Netherlands. We work to protect civilians against acts of war, to end armed violence and to build inclusive peace. We work in conflict areas worldwide, together with local partners and people who, just like us, believe that everyone has a right to a dignified life in a peaceful society.
In Pursuit of Human Rights and Accountability: Challenges Around Regulating the Use of Force with Armed Drones
Twenty years after their first use in counter-terrorism operations, armed drones are now the weapon of choice worldwide. How can ongoing human rights challenges be addressed?
In a side-event to the 48th session of the Human Rights Council on September 24th 15:00 - 16:30 CEST, hosted by Reprieve and PAX, state representatives, families of victims, human rights lawyers and UN experts will address these and other questions.
The Civilian Protection Podcast
An introduction to the Civilian Protection Podcast
Every day, 100 civilians are killed in conflict and countless more are harmed, often without recognition, recourse, or justice. Yet their perspectives are repeatedly missing from the stories we tell about war and the way we think about war’s costs.
The Civilian Protection Podcast, brought to you by CIVIC and PAX, shares the voices of people affected by war, the dangers they face, the choices they make, and what can be done to better protect them -- because we believe it’s time to put them at the center of the discussion.
On Civilian Harm
A comprehensive book on the realities of civilian harm
What negative effects of the use of force do civilians experience in conflict beyond the direct, physical impacts? And how can we reduce both immediate and long-term suffering in future missions? We address these and other questions in our book ‘On Civilian Harm.’