Human rights investigator Christof Heyns to lead calls against lethal robotic weapons.
Statistical analyses show that the world will be more peaceful in the future. In about 40 years only half as many countries will be in conflict. The decrease will be greatest in the Middle East. By Yngve Vogt.
Where wars erupt, suffering and hardship invariably follow. Conflict is the breeding ground for mass violations of human rights including unlawful killings, torture, forced displacement and starvation.
Britain is in no position to lecture on human rights when Vince Cable’s authorisation follows a long history of arms sales. By Nick Dearden.
Information from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.