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.
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...
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 weapons
Discussion Paper by Article 36 to coincide with the renewed consideration of anti-vehicle mines in the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), 30 March 2012. A humanitarian and a moral problem Anti-vehicle mines are victim-activated weapons that have, in some... Read more