Unmask the Global Network of Remote Killing
May 2017: Building on an October 2016 conference ECCHR launched its new publication “Litigating Drone Strikes: Challenging the Global Network of Remote Killing” featuring contributions from international policy and legal experts.
Following the launch and introduced by Expose Facts’ lawyer Kathleen McClellan, Pratap Chatterjee, executive director of CorpWatch and award winning investigative journalist, presented his new report “DRONE, Inc. Marketing the Illusion of Precision Warfare” exposing the contractors, technology and failings behind the US drone war. The video "Unmask the Global Network of Remote Killing" is a documentation of the ECCHR event.
Litigating Drone Strikes - ECCHR Conference
No Ramstein, No Drone War: Yemeni Family sues Germany for Role in US Drone Warfare
Faisal bin Ali Jaber is an engineer from Yemen whose case against the German government concerning its role in the US drone war was heard by the administrative court in Cologne. In an interview with ECCHR, he describes his family’s experience of a drone strike and explains what he wants the USA and Germany to do in order to bring an end to drone strikes in his home region.
In October 2016, ECCHR in Berlin hosted a conference on drone litigation strategy with international experts in law, academia, journalism and advocacy. Conference participants reflected on their experiences litigating drone strikes in the US, Pakistan, the UK, the Netherlands, Italy and Germany - such as the case of Yemeni family Bin Ali Jaber.
Faisal bin Ali Jaber and two relatives survived an US drone strike in Yemen in August 2012. With a legal complaint in Germany they are challenging the use of US-airbase Ramstein (Germany) in drone strikes. ECCHR supports the claimant with its legal expertise.
Brandon Bryant - a former US drone pilot tells his experience
Brandon Bryant was a US army drone pilot for almost six years, part of which was spent working at the US military base in Ramstein. He quit in 2011 due to conscientious objections. Bryant spoke at ECCHR about his work with lawyers in pursuit of justice for survivors and relatives of victims of US drone strikes in Pakistan. The former drone pilot says the depiction of drone strikes as “clean warfare” is a sham.
Drones: Making the Invisible Visible (May 2014)
Interview with Jeremy Scahill at ECCHR (Oct. 2013)
Jeremy Scahill, one of America’s best known investigative journalists, presented his book "Dirty Wars" at ECCHR.