Category: UK Policy & Operations

Britain’s military capabilities and commitments are diverse and growing. Increasingly, the UK is relying on unconventional and remote force, light footprint operations and partnerships in response to security threats overseas.

Parliament is unable to adequately scrutinise and oversee these actions, due to the inability of existing mechanisms to adapt. Nor does Parliament have access to central legal positions, policies and guidance that inform these deployments.

Recent revelations of UK involvement in war crimes, directly and via partnerships, highlights the need for robust parliamentary mechanisms to enable meaningful scrutiny of military operations, guidance, policy and strategy. This is at the heart of our Group’s work.

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Our Co-Chairs write about civilian protection in 21st century warfare for The House Magazine

In 2012, the APPG on Drones was set up in response to growing concerns over the use of armed drones and centred on examining their legal, political and human rights impacts as an emerging...

APPG Drones Written Submission to the Foreign Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into the FCO and the Integrated Review 0

APPG Drones Written Submission to the Foreign Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into the FCO and the Integrated Review

Yesterday, the Foreign Affairs Committee published its inquiry report into the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Integrated Review, titled: “A brave new Britain? The future of the UK’s international policy.” The report draws on...

APPG Drones Written Submission to the Foreign Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into the FCO and the Integrated Review 0

APPG Drones Written Submission to the Foreign Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into the FCO and the Integrated Review

Yesterday, the Foreign Affairs Committee published its inquiry report into the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Integrated Review, titled: “A brave new Britain? The future of the UK’s international policy.” The report draws on...

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APPG on Drones submits evidence to the PACAC Inquiry on Parliament’s role in authorising military force

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drones has provided written evidence to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) Inquiry: ‘The Role of Parliament in the UK Constitution: Authorising the Use of Military Force’. The...