Documents to download

The use of civilian drones has increased significantly in recent years, and this has raised a number of concerns over their usage. For example, there have been reports of near-misses between aircraft and drones, while some commentators have noted the privacy implications of drones fitted with cameras. In addition, it has also been suggested that drones could potentially be used by groups hostile to the United Kingdom. Further, this In Focus considers the existing regulatory regime governing their use, and recent regulatory developments at the national and EU level.


Documents to download

Related posts

  • Cyclists and the law

    Currently, cyclists who ride dangerously or carelessly can be prosecuted for various offences, including those contained in the Road Traffic Act 1988 (as amended). In 2024, the government said it was introducing a new offence of causing death by dangerous cycling. This briefing summarises the existing laws and proposals for creating new offences ahead of a forthcoming debate in the House of Lords.

    Cyclists and the law
  • Questions to the foreign secretary: 21 May 2024

    Members of the House of Lords will ask Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron of Chipping Norton a series of oral questions on 21 May 2024. Topics include the government’s assessment of Israel's compliance with an International Court of Justice order regarding Gaza; the number of vessels transporting Russian oil; the UK’s priorities for cooperation with South Africa after forthcoming elections; and what the UK is doing to address conflict-induced food insecurity.

    Questions to the foreign secretary: 21 May 2024