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AOAV has been looking at a wide array of issues over the past few weeks: from the legacy of the Rwandan genocide, to the importance of implementing the Arms Trade Treaty and the continuing harm caused by explosive weapons in Syria. We hope you find the following stories interesting. Please support our work by sharing them.
We cannot forget: the legacy of Rwanda’s genocide 20 years later
On the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the Rwandan genocide, the international community must remember its promise to never again stand by while mass atrocity crimes occur.
Arms Trade Treaty at year one: positive steps, but action must follow words
AOAV calls for positive action to implement the Arms Trade Treaty, following the positive rhetoric surrounding its ratification. 
Accountability or continued impunity? Syria and international criminal justice
Calls for the ICC to investigate human rights violations in Syria are increasing. Can, will, and should, the international community allow the Court to consider Syria? What are the alternatives?
MPs demand greater transparency in UK use of drones
A new Defence Select Committee report calls for more transparency in the use of armed drones, especially in regard to intelligence sharing between UK and US forces.
Human remains contaminate village water after IED attack
A village in Nigeria has had its only drinkable water supply contaminated after a suicide bomb attack.
AOAV talks to Voice of America about explosive violence in Syria
One of our researchers speaks with Voice of America about the crisis in Syria and the harm caused by explosive weapons.
International Mine Awareness Day: support women working in mine action
AOAV marks International Mine Awareness Day, with a special focus on women who are active in mine action.
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