The use of drones has already caused significant harm in communities and prompted security and stability concerns relating to the use of force. With an increasing number of countries now seeking military drone technology, states have a clear and urgent task to collectively determine what types of drone use may be acceptable, and which are clearly not.

Until 2018, Article 36 engaged in project work with states, international organisations and civil society to encourage an international agreement on the role of drones in the use of force, considering what lessons other weapons regulation could provide.

Featured image: People inspect the wreckage of a car hit by a drone air strike near the northern city of Marib, Yemen November 3, 2017 © REUTERS/Ali Owidha

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