Event | 21 November 2018 | by Helena de Jong

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Remote warfare in Syria and Iraq: a debate on civilian harm, transparency and accountability

The Netherlands wages war in Iraq and Syria, as part of the coalition against ISIS. There are no Dutch ‘boots on the ground’ but precision airstrikes are performed at a distance. How precise is this long-distance war? Why does the Netherlands not want to reveal how many civilians are killed?

On 17 December, UGlobe, with partners Intimacies of Remote Warfare, PAX en AirWars organises a debate on this topic in Tivoli, Utrecht. Human rights lawyer Liesbeth Zegveld, researcher Maike Awater (Airwars) and journalist Eva Huson discuss how we can all contribute to transparency and accountability. Lauren Gould (Utrecht University) speaks about the pros and cons of distant warfare.

The event is in Dutch and free of charge, click here for more information and registration.

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