Weapons review

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.

Article 36 reviews and addressing Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

April 8, 2016  Comments are off
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

January 9, 2016  Comments are off
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

‘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
Call for increased transparency in UK weapons review...
February 27, 2012
UK reviews of weapons under Article 36
November 15, 2011