Autonomous weapons

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Introduction – Autonomous weapons

January 14, 2014  Comments are off
Introduction - Autonomous weapons

Lethal autonomous weapons systems, or killer robots, would be able to select and attack targets without human control, delegating decisions over whom to attack and kill, to a machine. Although fully autonomous weapons are not yet in operation, a number of... Read more

States take first step towards curbing the threat of killer robots

November 15, 2013  Comments are off
States take first step towards curbing the threat of killer robots

The world moved a step closer to outlawing killer robots today after states agreed to start international talks on the use of lethal autonomous weapons. In a landmark move, the United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW), meeting in Geneva, agreed to hold discussions on killer robots in 2014.

Statement by Article 36 to the Meeting of States Parties to the CCW, 14 November 2013

November 14, 2013  Comments are off
Statement by Article 36 to the Meeting of States Parties to the CCW, 14 November 2013

Thank you Mr President We hold this meeting against a background of ongoing conflict where we see high levels of civilian harm from the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. In particular we are seeing harm to civilians from... Read more

Structuring debate on autonomous weapons systems

November 10, 2013  Comments are off
Structuring debate on autonomous weapons systems

Memorandum for delegates to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) Geneva, 14-15 November 2013

Media advisory: Governments to decide whether to sta...

November 7, 2013

UN: Start International Talks on Killer Robots

October 21, 2013

Interview on the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

August 30, 2013

The road ahead for autonomous weapons

August 8, 2013
Letter from UK Government reiterates position on kil...
June 28, 2013
Article 36 briefing to UN Secretary General’s Advi...
June 28, 2013
UK says killer robots will not meet requirements of ...
June 18, 2013
Media Advisory: Killer Robots debate in UK Parliamen...
June 14, 2013
States discuss UN expert report on ‘lethal aut...
June 1, 2013
UK out of step with international debate on killer r...
May 30, 2013
Campaign to Stop Killer Robots launched in London
May 21, 2013
Campaigners say UK rejection of killer robots is not...
April 23, 2013
Killer Robots: UK Government Policy on Fully Autonom...
April 19, 2013
Media Advisory: Campaign to Ban Killer Robots Launch...
April 11, 2013
The emergence of armed drones and how we assess the ...
March 21, 2013
APPG on weapons and protection of civilians held ann...
February 6, 2013
Killer robots debate gets serious
January 9, 2013
Campaigners meet to discuss disarmament as humanitar...
October 30, 2012
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