Dapo Akande moderated a panel discussion on the use of armed drones in counter-terrorism and military operations in the recently concluded September session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations. It is composed of 47 United Nations Member States which are elected by the UN General Assembly and it meets in Geneva. The panel discussion on drones took the form of an interactive dialogue between a panel of experts, members of the Human Rights Council, as well as observer states and non-governmental organizations. A press release summarizing the discussion is available on the UN website and a video of the entire panel discussion is available on UN Web TV.