New technologies

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.
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Article 36 science and technology statement at the UN CCW Meeting of High Contracting...

November 25, 2017  Comments are off
Article 36 science and technology statement at the UN CCW Meeting of High Contracting Parties, 24 Nov 2017

Meeting of High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, 22-24 November 2017 – Science and Technology Statement delivered by Richard Moyes Thank you Chair, The rapid pace of innovation and development across diverse areas... Read more

Science, technology and weaponisation: preliminary observations

November 20, 2017  Comments are off
Science, technology and weaponisation: preliminary observations

The continuous process of development in science and technology (S&T) has ongoing implications for the emergence of new weapons, new means and methods of warfare and other security applications. Such developments, in turn, may raise concerns regarding human well-being, environmental... Read more

Discussion paper: Nanoweapons

November 20, 2017  Comments are off
Photo credit: Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (https://flic.kr/p/6KhCM4)

Nanomaterials have the potential for significant and diverse impacts on human society. Better energy storage, more rapid computations, and lower power consumption are but a few innovations that can lead to considerable improvements in devices and products. Nanomaterials also have potential applications... Read more

Discussion Paper: Directed Energy Weapons

November 20, 2017

Article 36 reviews and addressing Lethal Autonomous ...

April 8, 2016

Technologies of violence and global inequality

January 9, 2016

‘Virtually no public scrutiny’: The need...

September 23, 2015
Prohibiting autonomous weapons systems: Latest talks...
April 23, 2015
CCW experts meeting on autonomous weapons: Intervent...
April 17, 2015
Losing control over the use of force: Fully autonomo...
April 1, 2015
Roundtable on UK position on autonomous weapons syst...
March 31, 2015
Statement to CCW, 13 Nov 2014
November 13, 2014
Autonomous weapons, meaningful human control and the...
May 21, 2014
Letter from UK Government reiterates position on kil...
June 28, 2013
Article 36 briefing to UN Secretary General’s Advi...
June 28, 2013
UK says killer robots will not meet requirements of ...
June 18, 2013
States discuss UN expert report on ‘lethal aut...
June 1, 2013
Campaigners say UK rejection of killer robots is not...
April 23, 2013
Killer Robots: UK Government Policy on Fully Autonom...
April 19, 2013
The emergence of armed drones and how we assess the ...
March 21, 2013
Killer robots debate gets serious
January 9, 2013
Restarting disarmament
May 4, 2012
Ban autonomous armed robots
March 5, 2012
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