At meeting in Geneva, states should support taking action on harm from explosive weapons

August 21, 2017  Comments are off

On 30 August 2017, Germany and the ICRC will be hosting a meeting on “The use of explosive weapons in populated areas: humanitarian, technical, legal and military considerations” at the UN in Geneva. In advance, the International Network on Explosive Weapons, which Article 36 coordinates, circulated a briefing paper to states calling on them to: acknowledge the harm caused by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas; endorse calls by the UN Secretary General and... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

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Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

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Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

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Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

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On Nagasaki day, states urged to prepare to sign treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons

August 9, 2017  Comments are off

Seventy two years ago in 1945, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan inflicted unimaginable suffering and catastrophic damage in those cities, resulting the death of an estimated 214,000 people before the end of the year. Many hibakusha – survivors of the atomic bombs – have since worked tirelessly with the message that nuclear weapons must never be used again, and that these weapons of mass destruction must be eliminated. Just over a month... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

72 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

77 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

68 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

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The new UK joint doctrine note, definitions of autonomy, and human control

September 15, 2017  Comments are off

The UK this week acknowledged that its definitions of “autonomous” and “automated” differ from those of other states. In doing so, the Ministry of Defence’s publication on Unmanned Aircraft Systems recognised that it could not unilaterally define Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS), and that the definition remained one of the key areas of international conversations on the issue. The UK’s definition appears to have gained little traction in the international policy debate thus far, but... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

72 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

77 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

68 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

22 items

Science, technology and weaponisation

August 10, 2017  Comments are off

Innovations and developments in diverse areas of science and technology, from neurotechnology to new materials, and from information technologies to nanotechnologies, have the potential for significant and diverse impacts on human society, which bring both benefits and risks.

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

72 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

77 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

68 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

22 items
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