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Why won’t the UK protect civilians from unexploded bombs?
The UK is the only permanent member of the Security Council that doesn’t support an international law to protect civilians from explosive remnants of war By Richard Moyes It is nearly a full 17 years since the international community adopted... Read more
Moving towards detail and substance in autonomous weapons discussions: letter to the ... Featured
In the politics of the current international discussion on autonomous weapons taking place within the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), there has been increasing recognition that the matter of ‘human control’ or ‘human-machine interaction’ is the key area for... Read more
From “pink eyed terminators” to a clear-eyed response? UK policy on autonomous we...
In this new paper, Article 36 analyses UK contributions to the discussion on ‘autonomy’ in weapons systems at the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons. The UK’s political position that existing law is sufficient and no new regulation in this area... Read more