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.
New publications: Science, technology and weaponisation Featured
New publications by Article 36 examine the ways in which developments in certain weapon technologies can present particular legal and policy concerns. In a series of papers released on 20 November, Article 36 sets out why consideration of developments in... Read more
Article 36 science and technology statement at the UN CCW Meeting of High Contracting...
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
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