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Remember victims and respond to survivors: states must join the nuclear ban treaty

August 6, 2018  Comments are off

Seventy-three years ago this week, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing more than 210,000 people in the immediate aftermath of the bombings. Many more died in the weeks, months and years following 1945, through the horrific short- and long-term, intergenerational effects on people of the blast, heat and radiation produced by the use of nuclear weapons. Since then, the testing of nuclear weapons has also had... Read more

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Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during presentation the An Agenda for Disarmement at a University Dufour in Geneva. 24 May 2018. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

UN Agenda for Disarmament highlights need for action on impact of explosive weapons

May 31, 2018  Comments are off

In his speech and report to launch the new agenda for disarmament , “Securing our Common Future – An Agenda for Disarmament”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres outlines the humanitarian harm caused by the use of explosive weapons – particularly those with wide-area effects – in populated areas, and reiterates his support for the development of an international political declaration. As well as framing the problem, his report suggests a number of practical measures aimed at... 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

Killing by machine

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Campaign to Stop Killer Robots launch in Parliament Square, 2013 (© Campaign to Stop Killer Robots)

Shifting definitions? The UK and ‘autonomous weapons systems’

July 23, 2018  Comments are off

In May this year the UK’s MoD released a new concept note on ‘human machine teaming’.  In an a short policy analysis, we consider the implications of that note for the UK’s definition of autonomous weapons systems: Shifting definitions – the UK and Autonomous Weapons Systems July 2018 In its recent Joint Concept Note, Human Machine Teaming (JCN 1/8), the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signalled some welcome flexibility in its approach to the... Read more

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

87 items

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

78 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

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New technologies

Science, technology and weaponisation

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Photo credit: Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (https://flic.kr/p/6KhCM4)

New publications: Science, technology and weaponisation

November 26, 2017  Comments are off

New publications by Article 36 examine the ways in which developments in certain weapon technologies can present particular legal and policy concerns. In a series of papers released on 20 November, Article 36 sets out why consideration of developments in science and technology is important in the context of multilateral legal and policy discussions on weapons, methods and means of warfare, and suggests the need for a framework that can help to ensure that legal... Read more

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

87 items

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

78 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

75 items

New technologies

Science, technology and weaponisation

27 items
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