Destroyed school in Syria

The Safe Schools Declaration process: reflections for future commitments

August 5, 2019  Comments are off

The process to agree the Safe Schools Declaration (SSD), and subsequent work to universalise and implement it, could have useful lessons for planning around the upcoming process to agree a political declaration on protecting civilians from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, which is expected to commence in 2019. The format of the SSD process, the ways of working, and the decisions that states, the global coalition of civil society and international organisations faced... Read more

The Safe Schools Declaration process: reflections for future commitments

August 5, 2019

'Target profiles' as a basis for rules relating to autonomy in weapons systems

August 2, 2019

Tabletop exercise on using the Safe Schools Declaration and Guidelines

July 31, 2019

Swarms: networked, mobile, and autonomous

June 17, 2019

‘Target profiles’ as a basis for rules relating to autonomy in weapons systems

August 2, 2019  Comments are off

A new discussion paper argues that ‘target profiles’ can provide a basis for developing rules to preserve ethical standards and enable meaningful human control over systems that apply force on the basis of sensors. All systems that, during their use, independently identify and then strike targets must use target profiles, which are the set of conditions under which such a system will apply force. They are a technical necessity for the functioning of such systems,... Read more

The Safe Schools Declaration process: reflections for future commitments

August 5, 2019

'Target profiles' as a basis for rules relating to autonomy in weapons systems

August 2, 2019

Tabletop exercise on using the Safe Schools Declaration and Guidelines

July 31, 2019

Swarms: networked, mobile, and autonomous

June 17, 2019

An art installation at the Third International Conference on Safe Schools in Palma, Spain, 2019, depicting a school destroyed in Syria (Photo: Article 36)

Tabletop exercise on using the Safe Schools Declaration and Guidelines

July 31, 2019  Comments are off

For the Third International Conference on Safe Schools in Palma, Spain in May 2019, Article 36 developed a tabletop exercise for participants to discuss different scenarios featuring threats and attacks against education in armed conflict, and the military use of schools. The purpose of this session was to develop understanding and discussion amongst participants of the Safe Schools Declaration (SSD), and the Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities From Military Use During Armed Conflict, as... Read more

The Safe Schools Declaration process: reflections for future commitments

August 5, 2019

'Target profiles' as a basis for rules relating to autonomy in weapons systems

August 2, 2019

Tabletop exercise on using the Safe Schools Declaration and Guidelines

July 31, 2019

Swarms: networked, mobile, and autonomous

June 17, 2019

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

The Safe Schools Declaration process: reflections for future commitments

August 5, 2019

'Target profiles' as a basis for rules relating to autonomy in weapons systems

August 2, 2019

Tabletop exercise on using the Safe Schools Declaration and Guidelines

July 31, 2019

Swarms: networked, mobile, and autonomous

June 17, 2019

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