As part of a consortium of civil society organisations (PAX for Peace, Airwars, Amnesty International and Open State Foundations), the Intimacies of Remote Warfare programme has begun working with the Dutch Ministry of Defence to review the way in which the Netherlands deals with, reports on and accounts for civilian harm as a consequence of Dutch military efforts.
Transparency and acknowledgement of civilian harm are essential to protecting civilians in contemporary conflict, but also in maintain parliamentary control over the remote wars waged in our name. IRW is proud to be working alongside our civil society partners to translate our unique expertise and insight into real-world benefits on this issue. Following commitments by the Minister of Defence to a review of Dutch transparency and accountability practices, the Ministry of Defence has agreed to work with the consortium to implement a roadmap towards policy change. The kick-off session is on the 12th of November 2020.