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.
An empty spectacle? On the order of deliberations in the Meeting of the High Contract...
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 weapons systems
In a short paper, Article 36 outlines a structure for the regulation of weapons that use sensors and target profiles as a basis for determining when and where force should be applied. This structure frames the issues of concern within... Read more
Struggling for meaning at the CCW
Maya Brehm The High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) and other stakeholders met last week in Geneva for their annual exchange of views. States parties’ exalted aims are to prevent civilian harm and unnecessary suffering... Read more