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.
Article 36 reviews and addressing Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems
For the CCW’s latest informal meeting of experts on LAWS, this briefing paper looks at national level legal reviews of new weapons, means and methods of warfare under the framework of article 36 of Additional Protocol I to the Geneva... Read more
Technologies of violence and global inequality
In this article published in the Sur International Journal on Human Rights, Thomas Nash discusses the largely unchecked development of new weapons technologies, in the context of inequality in the production, transfer and impact of conventional weapons, and unequal representation of... Read more
‘Virtually no public scrutiny’: The need for stronger weapons reviews globally
On 18 September 2015 Sci Dev Net interviewed Thomas Nash about Article 36’s work to promote public scrutiny over the development and use of weapons – including addressing the patchy and inadequate processes that currently exist amongst states to review weapons technologies globally.... Read more