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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.
3 months ago

From “pink eyed terminators” to a clear-eyed response? UK policy on autonomous we...

March 23, 2020  
From “pink eyed terminators” to a clear-eyed response? UK policy on autonomous weapons

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

Autonomy in weapons systems – considering approaches to regulation

March 18, 2020  
Autonomy in weapons systems – considering approaches to regulation

This new short paper aims to assist thinking about the relationship between regulatory options and our conceptualisation of the subject matter in discussions on autonomy in weapons systems. The international discussion on autonomy in weapons systems is rendered challenging by... Read more

An empty spectacle? On the order of deliberations in the Meeting of the High Contract...

December 12, 2019  
An empty spectacle? On the order of deliberations in the Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the CCW

Alexander Holder In recent years I have been fortunate enough to spend a considerable amount of time observing the interactions that take place at some of the United Nation’s major deliberative forums. Last month, I spent several days observing the... Read more

A structure for regulating ‘autonomy’ in...

November 25, 2019

Critical commentary on the ‘guiding principles’

November 23, 2019

Struggling for meaning at the CCW

November 20, 2019

Autonomous weapons: targeting people should be prohi...

November 13, 2019
Envisioning sustainable security – The evolving st...
October 21, 2019
‘Target profiles’ as a basis for rules r...
August 2, 2019
Swarms: networked, mobile, and autonomous
June 17, 2019
Article 36 statement on human control to the UN disc...
March 28, 2019
Hypersonic weapons: a threat to our common security
March 12, 2019
Science, technology and weaponisation: addressing de...
November 23, 2018
Acoustic weapons and “remaining vigilant”...
November 20, 2018
Disarmament as a means to build peace
June 19, 2018
New publications: Science, technology and weaponisat...
November 26, 2017
Article 36 science and technology statement at the U...
November 25, 2017
Science, technology and weaponisation: preliminary o...
November 20, 2017
“We do not have long to act”: Top AI/Robotics le...
August 22, 2017
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