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Introduction

Science, technology and weaponisation

Innovations and developments in diverse areas of science and technology, from neurotechnology to new materials, and from information technologies to nanotechnologies, have the potential for significant and diverse impacts on human society, which bring both benefits and risks.
11 months ago

“We do not have long to act”: Top AI/Robotics leaders raise alarm about killer ro...

August 22, 2017  Comments are off
Still from a promotional video by Dibotics (http://www.dibotics.com)

In an open letter published on 21 August, founders and CEOs of nearly 100 leading tech companies from 26 countries called on the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) to redouble its effort to prevent the threats posed by the development... 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

We are all Costa Ricans today

November 26, 2011  No comments
CCW Talks

Thomas Nash 26 November 2011 I tend to scowl when I hear people say that we can’t influence world affairs for the better because there are forces at play that are much too powerful. We can only tinker at the... Read more

CCW Review Conference ends with rejection of US-back...

November 25, 2011

Lord Elton addresses cluster bomb talks on behalf of...

November 22, 2011

Campaigners call on UK to resist US bid for ‘licen...

November 22, 2011

Anti-cluster bomb norm shows strength at UN talks

November 17, 2011
Strong resistance to US-led effort to permit cluster...
November 16, 2011
Global public outcry at US plans to allow use of clu...
November 15, 2011
Assessment of UK position in relation to draft Proto...
November 11, 2011
Global outcry against draft protocol on cluster bomb...
November 10, 2011
How far away is ‘a long way away’?
November 10, 2011
Pressure mounts on UK ahead of cluster bomb talks
November 9, 2011
New policy brief on CCW and cluster munitions
November 8, 2011
Press Release: Concerns over UK approach to propose...
November 7, 2011
Cluster munitions and the CCW
November 7, 2011
CCW working to bring cluster munitions out of retire...
November 7, 2011
A Step Backward for the Prohibition of Bioweapons
May 3, 2011