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.
ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to ban nuclear weapons Featured
On 6 October 2017 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), with the Nobel committee Chair commending the group’s “ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty prohibition” on nuclear weapons. This new treaty... Read more
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