Autonomous weapons

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Autonomous weapons – the risks of a management by ‘partition’

October 10, 2012  No comments
Autonomous weapons – the risks of a management by ‘partition’

These notes are an expansion of a comment Article 36’s Richard Moyes made at a Norwegian Red Cross hosted side event at the Convention on Cluster Munitions 3MSP. Whilst theoretical questions have been raised about the prospect of developing autonomous... Read more

Drone strikes raise fundamental concerns for humanitarian protection

June 20, 2012  No comments
Drone strikes raise fundamental concerns for humanitarian protection

Drone strikes raise fundamental concerns for humanitarian protection In advance of the United Nations Human Rights Council debate in Geneva on 20 June, Christof Heyns, the UN Special Rapporteur for Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions issued a report highlighting concerns with... Read more

Restarting disarmament

May 4, 2012  Comments are off
Restarting disarmament

by Richard Moyes and Thomas Nash, 4 May 2012 On ‘domestic’ issues such as the introduction of new medical technologies or pharmaceuticals governments will often be concerned about inadvertent harms to their own citizens, but with weapons the victims are... Read more

Anti-vehicle mines, victim-activation and automated weapons

April 2, 2012  No comments
Anti-vehicle mines, victim-activation and automated weapons

Discussion Paper by Article 36 to coincide with the renewed consideration of anti-vehicle mines in the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), 30 March 2012.[1] A humanitarian and a moral problem Anti-vehicle mines are victim-activated weapons that have, in some... Read more

Ban autonomous armed robots

March 5, 2012
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