Science, technology and weaponisationInnovations 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.
‘Target profiles’ as a basis for rules relating to autonomy in weapons systems
A new discussion paper argues that ‘target profiles’ can provide a basis for developing rules to preserve ethical standards and enable meaningful human control over systems that apply force on the basis of sensors. All systems that, during their use,... Read more
Article 36 statement on human control to the UN discussions on autonomous weapons
Statement delivered by Richard Moyes, Article 36 to the CCW Group of Governmental Experts on Emerging Technologies in the area of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems. 26 March 2019 Agenda item 5c “Further consideration of the human element” Thank you Chair,... Read more
Disarmament as a means to build peace
On 14 June, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights convened an intersessional workshop on the right to peace, mandated by the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/RES/35/4) to discuss the implementation of the Declaration on the Right to Peace... Read more