About us

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.

Actions and achievements

(Washington, DC): Campaign coordinator Mary Wareham addresses an Arena Civil Dialogues event on artificial intelligence called "The robots are coming!”
More than 200 technology companies and organizations from more than 36 countries and 2,600 individual signed on to a pledge released by the Future of Life Institute at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Stockholm, committing to “neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of lethal autonomous weapons.”
The European Parliament adopts a resolution that calls for the urgent negotiation of “an international ban on weapon systems that lack human control over the use of force.” The resolution calls on the European Council to work towards such a ban and “urgently develop and adopt a common position on autonomous weapon systems.”
The Belgian parliamentary defence committee approve a resolution calling for the Belgian government to support international efforts to prohibit the use of fully autonomous weapons and ensure that the Belgian army will never use them.


The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is a growing global coalition of 86 international, regional, and national non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in 32 countries that is working to preemptively ban fully autonomous weapons.

Who we are

Our global coalition

How to join

For NGO’s, other entities & individuals

Take Action

Help achieve a ban

New members

Ethics & Technology
Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy
Slovenian Association for Cognitive Science
Institute of International Studies
Universitas Gadjah Mada

Steering Committee

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.

Mary Wareham

Advocacy Director, Arms Division

Email mary@stopkillerrobots.org

Twitter @marywareham

Instagram @marymwareham