Media Advisory: Killer Robots debate in UK Parliament on 17 June
On 17 June, there will be a parliamentary debate on killer robots or ‘lethal autonomous robotics’ in the House of Commons with a Minister from Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the main chamber of the House of Commons. The debating MP is Nia Griffiths.
States discuss UN expert report on ‘lethal autonomous robotics’
On 30 May 2013 states discussed the issue of fully autonomous weapons for the first time in an international forum. These discussions took place at the Human Rights Council in response to a UN expert report presented by Prof. Christof Heyns,... Read more
UK out of step with international debate on killer robots
(London, 30 May 2013) The UK appeared isolated today during the first international debate on fully autonomous weapons, which took place at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Reacting to a report on ‘lethal autonomous robotics’ by the... Read more
Campaign to Stop Killer Robots launched in London
The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots was launched in London on April 22-23, 2013 with a series of events to brief activists, media, and parliamentarians. A conference for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) held at the Human Rights Action Centre on Monday, April 22, was attended by about 65 campaigners from 30 NGOs. The majority were UK-based, but activists from Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Switzerland, and the US also participated.