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Letter from UK Government reiterates position on killer robots

June 28, 2013  No comments
Letter from UK Government reiterates position on killer robots

A letter from Foreign Office Minister, Alistair Burt lays out some further points on the UK’s current policy regarding fully autonomous weapons. Much of the content of the letter accords with the presentation provided by the Minister in the parliamentary... Read more

Article 36 briefing to UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament for the...

June 28, 2013  No comments
Article 36 briefing to UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament for the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

On behalf of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, Maya Brehm of Article 36 provided this morning (28 June 2013) a briefing to the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters.   A pdf text of the briefing is... Read more

UK says killer robots will not meet requirements of international law

June 18, 2013  No comments
UK says killer robots will not meet requirements of international law

At a parliamentary debate called by Nia Griffith MP on 17 June the UK Minister for Counter Proliferation, Alistair Burt MP provided further information on British policy regarding fully autonomous weapons. In response to Nia Griffith, who is Vice-Chair of... Read more

States discuss UN expert report on ‘lethal autonomous robotics’

June 1, 2013  No comments
States discuss UN expert report on 'lethal autonomous robotics'

On 30 May 2013 states discussed the issue of fully autonomous weapons for the first time in an international forum. These discussions took place at the Human Rights Council in response to a UN expert report presented by Prof. Christof Heyns,... Read more

Campaigners say UK rejection of killer robots is not...

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