Help Us Challenge Drone Secrecy

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Support our legal challenge on the secrecy surrounding the use of armed drones.

Drone Wars UK is taking the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to court over its refusal to disclose both the number of armed drones it has deployed and their location in response to our Freedom of Information request

The MoD is happy to disclose the number of other armed aircraft deployed as well as their location but wants to keep deployment of its armed drones secret. We believe this is because the British government wants the option to use the drones covertly around the globe including for targeted killings.  For more information see our blog post here.

We will be arguing at the Information Tribunal that it is not in the public interest for there to be no public and parliamentary accountability over the deployment of armed drones.  Armed drones are lowering the threshold for the use of armed force and expanding the use of targeted killing.  It’s vital therefore that there is proper scrutiny of their use. 

As one of the few countries operating these systems beyond its own borders, the UK should recognise that it has both the responsibility and also the opportunity to set high transparency standards internationally for the use of armed drones. However if the UK refuses such basic details as the number of armed drones deployed, other nations acquiring such systems are likely to follow suit.

Although we have some pro-bono legal support, we estimate that the cost to Drone Wars in undertaking this action will be £1,400.   Any funds raised above this amount will be put towards our on-going work.

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£950 of £1,400 goal

Raised by 19 people in 24 days
Created March 5, 2017
RD
£15
Rona Drennan
4 days ago
CC
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Cymdeithas y Cymod
10 days ago(Offline Donation)
£50
Anonymous
18 days ago
SD
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Salt DeWolf
19 days ago
£10
Anonymous
19 days ago
£5
Rick Burgess
19 days ago
JP
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John & Clare Prangley
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ES
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Emma Sangster
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MJ
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Mike Jempson
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RD
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20 days ago
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