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Science, technology and weaponisation

Original photo: Michael Christopher Brown. Design: 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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Envisioning sustainable security – The evolving story of Science and Technology in ...

October 21, 2019  
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In his Agenda for Disarmament: Securing our Common Future, presented in 2018, the UN Secretary-General underlined the ‘need to establish a clear and credible vision for sustainable security’. He stressed that our concept of security must ensure the protection of... Read more

Swarms: networked, mobile, and autonomous

June 17, 2019  
Swarms: networked, mobile, and autonomous

Article 36’s recent bulletin on swarms, the latest in our Science, Technology and Weaponization series, summarises the reported military advances in swarming technologies as well as recent policy commentary on the topic and areas of concern. Inspired by swarms of... Read more

Article 36 statement on human control to the UN discussions on autonomous weapons

March 28, 2019  
Article 36 statement on human control to the UN discussions on autonomous weapons

Statement delivered by Richard Moyes, Article 36 to the CCW Group of Governmental Experts on Emerging Technologies in the area of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems. 26 March 2019 Agenda item 5c “Further consideration of the human element” Thank you Chair,... Read more

Hypersonic weapons: a threat to our common security

March 12, 2019

Science, technology and weaponisation: addressing de...

November 23, 2018

Preventing civilian suffering and developing norms o...

November 21, 2018

Acoustic weapons and “remaining vigilant”...

November 20, 2018
Disarmament as a means to build peace
June 19, 2018
New publications: Science, technology and weaponisat...
November 26, 2017
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