Autonomous weapons

APPG on weapons and protection of civilians held annual meeting

February 6, 2013  No comments
APPG on weapons and protection of civilians held annual meeting

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on weapons and protection of civilians held its Annual General Meeting on 22 January 2013, and will continue its work for a second year. The group’s priorities for the year ahead include supporting efforts... Read more

Killer robots debate gets serious

January 9, 2013  No comments
Killer robots debate gets serious

The evolution of military technology and doctrine towards greater autonomy for machines and weapons on the battlefield has long been a concern for roboticists, ethicists and other thinkers and campaigners observing this trend. Opponents to autonomous weapons hold that the... Read more

Campaigners meet to discuss disarmament as humanitarian action

October 30, 2012  No comments
Campaigners meet to discuss disarmament as humanitarian action

Article 36 participated in a Humanitarian Disarmament Campaigns Summit, organized by Human Rights Watch on 20-21 October 2012 along with 28 other non-governmental organizations. The Summit took place in New York on the margins of the UN First Committee on... Read more

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 humanit...

June 20, 2012

Restarting disarmament

May 4, 2012

Anti-vehicle mines, victim-activation and automated ...

April 2, 2012

Ban autonomous armed robots

March 5, 2012