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Explosive weapons in populated areas: an urgent humanitarian issue

February 9, 2016  Comments are off

Today, the UN Secretary-General released his report “One Humanity: Shared Responsibility” in preparation for the World Humanitarian Summit. The Summit, to be held this May, will aim to address some of the most serious challenges that states, international organisations and civil society face in responding to the needs of people caught up in conflict, disasters and other crises. The Secretary-General’s report aims to identify these problems and sets out an agenda for how they can be dealt with. It... 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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The legal gap and urgency of a treaty banning nuclear weapons: statement to UN talks

February 24, 2016  Comments are off

In 2015 the General Assembly voted to establish an Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) that will meet during 2016 to discuss and propose new “legal measures, legal provisions and norms” for achieving a nuclear disarmament. Open to the participation of all nations, it represents a real opportunity to start work on a new legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons. The first session of the OEWG took place between 22-26 February in Geneva. Article 36’s contribution to... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

64 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

60 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

60 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

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Human control and autonomous weapons – new papers by Article 36

April 8, 2016  Comments are off

Ahead of the latest round of international talks on autonomous weapons systems, scheduled to take place at the UN in Geneva from 11-14 April, Article 36 has circulated a series of papers providing input to these discussions. While it seems clear that human control over individual attacks will be central to any productive outcome from the current discussions on autonomous weapons, states have approached the predominant framing of meaningful human control with varying degrees of openness. Whichever... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

64 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

60 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

60 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

21 items
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Article 36 reviews and addressing Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

April 8, 2016  Comments are off

For the CCW’s latest informal meeting of experts on LAWS, this briefing paper looks at national level legal reviews of new weapons, means and methods of warfare under the framework of article 36 of Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions, in the context of international discussions on autonomous weapons systems. A number of states have suggested that action around national legal reviews could constitute a basis for addressing the serious concerns that LAWS raise,... Read more

Explosive Weapons

Cause of devastating harm to civilians

64 items

Nuclear Weapons

It’s time we changed the rules

60 items

Autonomous weapons

Killing by machine

60 items

Weapons Review

New technologies of killing

21 items
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