How to Join

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is an inclusive and diverse coalition comprised of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community groups, and professional associations that support the campaign’s call for a ban and are willing to undertake actions and activities in support of the campaign. Its members are humanitarian disarmament leaders and the campaign collectively has a wide range of expertise in human rights and international law, robotics and related scientific fields, development and humanitarian assistance, and the empowerment of women, children, and persons with disabilities. See Who We Are listing of campaign members, while this 2-pager explains who is on the campaign’s leadership body the Steering Committee.

Non-governmental organizations

Interested NGOs can apply to join the campaign by committing to endorse and work for a ban on fully autonomous weapons and by submitting a completed application form. There is no joining fee or annual subscription. NGOs are encouraged to cooperate and coordinate at the national level on their public outreach and other activities in support of a ban on killer robots. To endorse the call for a ban and join the campaign please contact the campaign coordinator Mary Wareham at Human Rights Watch, wareham[@]hrw.org.

Other entities

Private entities/corporations, think tanks, media, parliamentarians, government representatives, and related constituencies are encouraged to endorse the campaign’s call for a ban on fully autonomous weapons, but may not join the NGO coalition and become a member. The campaign urges robotics companies to make a unilateral declaration of support committing not to develop fully autonomous weapons as Canadian firm ClearPath Robotics did in August 2014.

Individuals

Individual experts (e.g. roboticists, ethicists, scientists) are encouraged to join the International Committee on Robot Arms Control (ICRAC). Interested individuals are invited to sign-up to receive regular updates via email and are encouraged to follow the campaign via on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, and Storify.