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Autonomous weapons, meaningful human control and the CCW

May 21, 2014  Comments are off
(c) UN in Geneva

Autonomous weapons, meaningful human control and the CCW Discussions at the Convention on Conventional Weapons, May 2015 The CCW held its first informal meeting on autonomous weapons from 13-16 May in Geneva. Delegations from 87 countries took part, as well... Read more

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The emergence of armed drones and how we assess the acceptability of new weapons

March 21, 2013  No comments
The emergence of armed drones and how we assess the acceptability of new weapons

  “We are establishing standards other nations may follow.” This was Caitlin Hayden, a spokeswoman for the White House National Security Council, acknowledging that US policy and practice on drone strikes will influence the policy and practice of other states. Concerns... Read more

Killer robots debate gets serious

January 9, 2013  No comments
Killer robots debate gets serious

The evolution of military technology and doctrine towards greater autonomy for machines and weapons on the battlefield has long been a concern for roboticists, ethicists and other thinkers and campaigners observing this trend. Opponents to autonomous weapons hold that the... Read more

Restart disarmament

May 5, 2012  No comments
Restart disarmament

Article 36’s ‘Restart disarmament’ approach is set out in this 1500-word essay published in openDemocracy on Friday 4 May and reproduced below.  For those with only a minute to spare, it’s also explained in the 1-minute 22 video above or here.... Read more

Ban autonomous armed robots

March 5, 2012

Call for increased transparency in UK weapons review...

February 27, 2012

The CCW should review Protocol III to better protect...

August 25, 2011