According to a report by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard, at least eleven countries have used armed drones to use violence or commit targeted killings.
“The world has entered a ‘second era of drones’, in which numerous governmental and non-governmental actors are using drones with increasingly advanced technologies,” said Callamard, whose report details that owning drones is no longer an issue, but it is elite gives a race for his takeover.
According to the work in 2020, at least 102 countries have an active stock of military drones and 40 more own or are in the process of acquiring armed drones. Of the 35 countries in total, they have the largest arsenal of drones and also the deadliest. “Many states strive to be part of this association of powers that give drones,” said Callamard.
The report, which was presented to the panel’s Human Rights Council this Thursday, warns of the seriousness of the drone proliferation phenomenon, which has taken place without regulation or control, and ensures that a number of violations of basic guarantees and human rights occur .