INEW launches International Parliamentary Appeal

March 20, 2019  Comments are off

Today INEW launches its International Parliamentary Appeal calling on members of legislative bodies such as Parliament and Congress to urgently support action to prevent human suffering from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. International Parliamentary Appeal Armed conflicts are increasingly conducted among civilian populations and with weapon systems designed for open battlefields, presenting serious challenges to the protection of civilians in armed conflicts today. Bombing and shelling in towns and cities has a... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

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Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

89 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

77 items

New technologies

Science, technology and weaponisation

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The Disarmament Impact Group’s gendered nuclear politics

February 7, 2019  Comments are off

Last month, the International Gender Champions Disarmament Impact Group published the ‘Gender & Disarmament Resource Pack for Multilateral Practitioners’. This short document, in its own words, ‘includes basic information on gender equality and its relevance to arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament, as well as practical ideas that can support diplomats in applying a gender lens to their work’. Through its publication, the authors wish to ‘contribute to the goal of achieving gender equality in multilateral... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

85 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

89 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

77 items

New technologies

Science, technology and weaponisation

34 items

Article 36 statement on human control to the UN discussions on autonomous weapons

March 28, 2019  Comments are off

Statement delivered by Richard Moyes, Article 36 to the CCW Group of Governmental Experts on Emerging Technologies in the area of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems. 26 March 2019 Agenda item 5c “Further consideration of the human element” Thank you Chair, I am commenting on the issue of control, but these points will also touch on issues of “characterisation” and the law (which are the subject of other agenda items) because many of these issues are... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

85 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

89 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

77 items

New technologies

Science, technology and weaponisation

34 items

Swarms: networked, mobile, and autonomous

June 17, 2019  Comments are off

Article 36’s recent bulletin on swarms, the latest in our Science, Technology and Weaponization series, summarises the reported military advances in swarming technologies as well as recent policy commentary on the topic and areas of concern. Inspired by swarms of insects, flocks of birds and shoals of fish, ‘swarming’ as a military tactic can be traced back centuries. More recently, technological advances have enabled the pursuit of swarms in the form of networked, mobile, autonomous... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

85 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

89 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

77 items

New technologies

Science, technology and weaponisation

34 items
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