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Building towards a common solution: Article 36 statement to talks on autonomous ...

September 25, 2020  

Though disagreements over the format and possibilities for participating in the meeting looked like they might stop it going ahead, states gathered this week in Geneva (and online) for five days of meetings on autonomous weapons, under the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons. There is not consensus within this forum to negotiate a treaty on autonomous weapons – but we are seeing significant positive developments in terms of the substantive contributions being made by many states,... Read more

Building towards a common solution: Article 36 statement to talks on autonomous weapons

September 25, 2020

Autonomous weapons: How states’ commentaries help build towards international regulation

September 21, 2020

Why won't the UK protect civilians from unexploded bombs?

September 10, 2020

New publications on protecting civilians: protecting health, protecting education and illustrations of harm from weapons in Iraq

August 31, 2020

A picture of the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva, where states are meeting this week to discuss autonomous weapons

Autonomous weapons: How states’ commentaries help build towards international ...

September 21, 2020  

With states gathering in Geneva (and online) for a week of meetings on autonomous weapons under the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons this week, this analysis was first published in Reaching Critical Will of the WILPF’s CCW Report. For states considering the issue of “emerging technology in the area of lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS)” there are two key problems to solve: firstly, whether some of the real or hypothetical weapon systems or configurations within... Read more

Building towards a common solution: Article 36 statement to talks on autonomous weapons

September 25, 2020

Autonomous weapons: How states’ commentaries help build towards international regulation

September 21, 2020

Why won't the UK protect civilians from unexploded bombs?

September 10, 2020

New publications on protecting civilians: protecting health, protecting education and illustrations of harm from weapons in Iraq

August 31, 2020

Residents of Al Mishlab, east of Raqqa returning back home to check their houses and belongings. © Diala Ghassan/MSF

Why won’t the UK protect civilians from unexploded bombs?

September 10, 2020  

The UK is the only permanent member of the Security Council that doesn’t support an international law to protect civilians from explosive remnants of war By Richard Moyes It is nearly a full 17 years since the international community adopted a legal instrument that works to protect conflict-affected communities from the threat of unexploded and abandoned bombs and ordnance.  Protocol V of the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) provides international rules to ensure that states... Read more

Building towards a common solution: Article 36 statement to talks on autonomous weapons

September 25, 2020

Autonomous weapons: How states’ commentaries help build towards international regulation

September 21, 2020

Why won't the UK protect civilians from unexploded bombs?

September 10, 2020

New publications on protecting civilians: protecting health, protecting education and illustrations of harm from weapons in Iraq

August 31, 2020

Children in Bardarash refugee camp, Northern Iraq, November 2019 © Emily Garthwaite/Article 36

New publications on protecting civilians: protecting health, protecting educatio...

August 31, 2020  

Protecting civilians should be conceived of as a wide goal of conflict prevention and sustainable development, which gives attention to the health and wellbeing of people, the social structures that ensure justice and dignity, and the environment. Its objective should be the highest standards of public health; evidence and transparency in analysis for policymaking; accountability in governance; and environmental protection. As such, it is a goal towards which more can always be done. In three... Read more

Building towards a common solution: Article 36 statement to talks on autonomous weapons

September 25, 2020

Autonomous weapons: How states’ commentaries help build towards international regulation

September 21, 2020

Why won't the UK protect civilians from unexploded bombs?

September 10, 2020

New publications on protecting civilians: protecting health, protecting education and illustrations of harm from weapons in Iraq

August 31, 2020

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