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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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 weapons systems

November 25, 2019  
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

November 20, 2019  
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

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 ...
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CCW Review Conference ends with rejection of US-back...
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Lord Elton addresses cluster bomb talks on behalf of...
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November 22, 2011
Anti-cluster bomb norm shows strength at UN talks
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Strong resistance to US-led effort to permit cluster...
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