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.
Addressing harm from drones in the use of force: A way forward
An increasing number of countries are now seeking drone technology for deployment in the use of force, while evidence of the abusive practices such technology has already facilitated is mounting. States now have a clear and urgent role to play... Read more
Briefing on drones for states attending UN General Assembly First Committee 2018
From 8 October to 8 November, states will be attending the UN General Assembly’s First Committee on Disarmament and International Security in New York. This year on armed drones, Article 36 has set out the issues, current political context and... Read more
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