Formed in October 2012, the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is a coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that is working to ban fully autonomous weapons and thereby retain meaningful human control over the use of force.
The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is a growing global coalition of 106 international, regional, and national non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in 54 countries that is working to preemptively ban fully autonomous weapons.
The Steering committee is the campaign’s principal leadership and decision-making body. It is comprised of six international NGOs, a regional NGO network, and four national NGOs that work internationally.
For more information, see this Overview. A Terms of Reference is also available on request, detailing the committee’s selection process, mandate, decision-making, meetings and communication, and expected commitments.
The global Coordinator of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is Mary Wareham at Human Rights Watch in Washington, DC.
She is advocacy director of the arms division and has played a central role in creating and monitoring the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty and 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions.
The Campaign Outreach Manager for the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is Isabelle Jones, based out of Mines Action Canada in Ottawa, Canada. In her role, she manages efforts to expand and strengthen the Campaign’s network, and provides ongoing support through funding, resources, and coordination to build momentum and energize the coalition.
Isabelle holds a Master of Science in Human Rights from the London School of Economics, where her research focused on how applications of new weapons technology within the social structure of the military could result in increased civilian casualties in conflict, and a Bachelor of Arts in Global Development from Queen’s University.
Isabelle first joined the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots in June 2018, as its Project Officer. Previously she worked in various roles at Aga Khan Foundation Canada; the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security; the LSE Centre for Human Rights; and Human Rights Watch.
The Media & Communications Manager for the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is Clare Conboy, based in Geneva, Switzerland. In her role, she builds the Campaign’s media profile and presence, oversees production of visual content, and engages the public through digital communications. She previously worked as Communications & Web Manager for the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy and ICAN in the UK.
Clare also served on the International Steering Group of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and co-led the photo, video and social media teams during the negotiations on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
The Silicon Valley Lead for the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is Marta Kosmyna, based in San Francisco, USA. In her role, she seeks to energize the technology sector, elicit political support, and raise awareness and funds for the Campaign in the California Bay Area.
Previously, she spent two and a half years as a senior associate at Human Rights Watch in Washington DC, supporting the advocacy and research of the Arms Division and Refugee Rights Program. In this period, she contributed to the publication of several Human Rights Watch reports on killer robots, including Heed the Call: A Moral and Legal Imperative to Ban Killer Robots.
Marta also worked as a research consultant for the Russia/Ukraine team at the Institute for the Study of War, and as a Constituent Aide for the Ohio House of Representatives. She holds a BA in International Studies and minor in French from the Ohio State University. She is fluent in Ukrainian.