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.
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Article 36 statement on human control to the UN discussions on autonomous weapons

March 28, 2019  Comments are off
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

June 19, 2018  Comments are off
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

“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 (

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 ...

April 2, 2012

We are all Costa Ricans today

November 26, 2011

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