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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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Science, technology and weaponisation: addressing developments effectively

November 23, 2018  Comments are off
Science, technology and weaponisation: addressing developments effectively

This week, states are meeting in Geneva at the UN to discuss their work under the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons and emerging issues for this framework, which exists to ban or restrict the use of weapons technologies (other than... Read more

Preventing civilian suffering and developing norms on weapons: statement to the CCW

November 21, 2018  Comments are off
Preventing civilian suffering and developing norms on weapons: statement to the CCW

This week, states are meeting in Geneva at the UN to discuss their work under the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons and emerging issues for this framework, which exists to ban or restrict the use of weapons technologies (other than... Read more

Acoustic weapons and “remaining vigilant” on science, technology and weaponisation

November 20, 2018  Comments are off
Acoustic weapons and "remaining vigilant" on science, technology and weaponisation

Acoustic (or sonic) weapons, under research and development in a few countries, have been the subject of interest and much speculation for several decades. These devices have repeatedly captured the interest of the press, most recently when it was reported... Read more

Article 36 science and technology statement at the U...

November 25, 2017

Science, technology and weaponisation: preliminary o...

November 20, 2017

Discussion paper: Nanoweapons

November 20, 2017
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
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