Drones and Modern Conflict APPG

First Registered: 14/07/2021 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To examine the capabilities and commitments driving contemporary warfare (including working by, with and through partners, use of drones and technological capabilities, and increase in covert operations) which are outpacing conventional oversight mechanisms and safeguarding regimes, and resulting in rising civilian casualties worldwide.

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Recent Documents related to Drones and Modern Conflict

1. New drone laws bring added protection for passengers
30/05/2018 - Civil Aviation Authority
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Found: protection for passengers Laws will restrict drones from flying above 400 feet and within 1 kilometre

21/11/2016 - Early Day Motions

Found: Report on the Government’s policy on the use of drones for targeted killing; further welcomes the confirmation

3. Dr Larry Lewis - written evidence
19/07/2018 - Inquiry: UK Military Operations in Mosul and Raqqa - Defence Committee
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Found: strikingly low and unrealistic given the nature of the conflict in 2017: primarily an urban fight waged largely

4. Drones: consultation response, 7 January 2019
08/01/2019 - Home Office
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Found: Drones: consultation response, 7 January 2019 - GOV.UK

5. Civilian drones
11/02/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Civilian drones By Andrew Haylen Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Basic safety rules 3. Drones policy and

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Recent Speeches related to Drones and Modern Conflict

1. International Humanitarian Law: Protecting Civilians in Conflict
18/06/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: international humanitarian law in protecting civilians in conflict.I am pleased to be here under your chairmanship - Speech Link
2: place there. Unfortunately in so many areas of conflict, we are all aware of examples of such attacks - Speech Link
3: account for the vast majority of casualties in conflict”,and suffer from a variety of “short and - Speech Link

2. Arms (Exports and Remote Warfare)
16/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: about transparency in arms exports and the use of drones and other remote weapons; and for connected purposes - Speech Link

3. Nagorno-Karabakh
08/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: move,That this House has considered the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.Nagorno-Karabakh is - Speech Link
2: agree with the hon. Gentleman. This might seem a conflict in far-off lands, but the diaspora communities - Speech Link
3: the whole world.During the 45-day bloody conflict that followed, countless soldiers on both sides - Speech Link

4. Drones: International Law
16/01/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: officer of both the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drones and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary - Speech Link
2: to scrutinise government decisions on the use of drones. I do so as a member of the Intelligence and Security - Speech Link

5. Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [HL]
27/01/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: to take advantage of the capability of today’s modern aircraft.More and more traffic is being - Speech Link
2: to stop and search individuals who may be flying drones illegally and provides powers for the CAA to require - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Drones and Modern Conflict
1. Modern Working Practices Review
asked by: Seema Malhotra
... have been legislated for to date; and what his Department’s policy is on the recommendations of that report that have not been implemented by the Government.

2. Modern Slavery Act 2015
asked by: Anthony Mangnall
... what plans she has to introduce penalties for non-compliance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

3. Modern Slavery Act 2015
asked by: Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth
... they are taking as a result of any such assessment.

4. Modern Slavery Act 2015
asked by: Anthony Mangnall
... when she plans to bring forward proposals to update the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

5. Modern Working Practices Review
asked by: Marsha De Cordova
... what recent steps he has taken to implement the 53 recommendations of the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices.

Latest Questions
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7 Current APPG Officers
Stewart Malcolm McDonald Portrait
Stewart Malcolm McDonald
Chair & Registered Contact
Scottish National Party - Glasgow South
Joined: 14th July 2021
Gill Furniss Portrait
Gill Furniss
Vice Chair
Labour - Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Joined: 14th July 2021
Baroness Smith of Newnham Portrait
Baroness Smith of Newnham
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 14th July 2021
Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts Portrait
Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 14th July 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Stewart Malcolm McDonald MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6388.

Email: stewart.mcdonald.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Aditi Gupta, Office of Gill Furniss MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. Tel: 07876 688 351

Email: guptaab@parliament.uk

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