Nobel Peace Prize boosts efforts to prevent horror threatened by nuclear weapons

October 10, 2017  Comments are off

Article 36 – International Steering Group member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) 6 October 2017, London The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded today to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). This award gives added momentum to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons adopted at the United Nations by more than 120 states on 7 July 2017. ICAN has campaigned and worked in partnership with governments... Read more

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

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Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

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Autonomous weapons

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New technologies

Science, technology and weaponisation

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Policy paper: Fleeing the bombs: Approaching explosive weapons in the policy framework of ...

November 15, 2017  Comments are off

The use of explosive weapons in populated areas has been identified as a key driver of population displacement. Limiting the use of explosive weapons in populated areas is essential to providing greater protection to civilians experiencing armed conflict and curbing the displacement of people. It is also a useful policy concept for organisations working to prevent protracted displacement caused by conflict. Faced with an escalation in the number of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs)... Read more

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

81 items

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

75 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

70 items

New technologies

Science, technology and weaponisation

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Discussion paper: Evaluating ‘meaningful human control’ in weapon review processes

November 13, 2017  Comments are off

This week in Geneva, states are meeting to discuss the issue of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems under the framework of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons. In the context of increasing autonomy in weapons systems and the fast pace of technological development, states must urgently draw a line, through new international law, to ensure that meaningful human control is retained in the use of force. This new discussion paper from Article 36 considers how national... Read more

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

81 items

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

75 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

70 items

New technologies

Science, technology and weaponisation

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Science, technology and weaponisation: preliminary observations

November 20, 2017  Comments are off

The continuous process of development in science and technology (S&T) has ongoing implications for the emergence of new weapons, new means and methods of warfare and other security applications. Such developments, in turn, may raise concerns regarding human well-being, environmental protection and international peace and security, which may provoke new questions regarding the application and sufficiency of existing legal frameworks. New and changing military technologies can present significant risks to life and precipitate dramatic changes... Read more

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

81 items

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

75 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

70 items

New technologies

Science, technology and weaponisation

25 items
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