World Council Of Churches Decries Use Of Drones.

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On 12 February 2014, WCC expressed these concerns in a statement issued by its Executive Committee, when the committee gathered in Bossey, Switzerland.

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Executive Committee of The World Council of Churches (WCC) has decried the utilization of drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) saying that they constitute “serious threats to humanity” and the “right to life” while setting “dangerous precedents in inter-state relations”.

 

The statement also includes that UAV technology is allowing countries like the “United States of America, Israel, Russia and the United Kingdom, to budge towards methods that would give full combat autonomy to machines.”

 

Respect and recognize the duty to protect the right to life of their subjects and oppose the violation of human rights. WCC

 

“The use of UAVs, first made operational in the Balkans war, has subsequently escalated in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, and Somalia and most recently in Pakistan.”

 

The WCC welcome the worldwide communities to “oppose the unlawful policies and practices, particularly of US drone strikes in Pakistan”.

 

The statement recommends the “US government to ensure justice for victims of unlawful drone strikes, including family members of the victims of unlawful killings” and to provide efficient contact to cure, especially recompenses to families of victims and ample security for their treatment.