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

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots held its third annual global meeting virtually.
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, a quasi-judicial body of the African Union entrusted by the African Union Assembly of Heads of State with protection of human rights in Africa, adopted and published Resolution 473 on AI technologies. It is the first Resolution on AI technologies to be adopted by a regional body of the African Union.
Austrian parliament considered and adopted a motion on the topic of lethal autonomous weapons. The motion requested the Austrian federal government continue multilateral engagement, advocate for a ban of autonomous weapon systems in international law and consistently drive forward an international process, and advocate on the European and international level for strengthening initiatives to effectively counter challenges that artificial intelligence poses to human rights, rule of law, and democracy, particularly in areas of peacekeeping and disarmament.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) in the UK submitted a bill to the House of Commons calling upon the government to support a ban on lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS).
 

Membership

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is a growing global coalition of 172 international, regional, and national non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in 65 countries that is working to preemptively ban fully autonomous weapons.

Membership

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is a growing global coalition of 172 international, regional, and national non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in 65 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

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.
 
 

Team

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.

Isabelle Jones

Campaign Outreach Manager

Email isabelle@stopkillerrobots.org

Twitter @issjones

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.

Clare Conboy

Media & Communications Manager

Email clare@stopkillerrobots.org

Twitter @ClareConboy

The Project Officer for the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is Farah Bogani, based in Ottawa, Canada. In her role, she provides support through logistics and coordination. Previously, she spent a year and a half working at Amnesty International’s Secretariat office in London, UK supporting the Secretary General and the Senior Director for Research. While at Amnesty, Farah conducted human rights research in business and tech. She has also worked conducting research in artificial intelligence, nuclear warfare, and cybersecurity for the International Security Department at Chatham House. Farah holds a Master of Science in Human Rights from the London School of Economics in England and a Master of Arts in International Relations and Comparative Literature from the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

Farah Bogani

Project Officer

Email farah@stopkillerrobots.org

Twitter @_farahbogani

The Government Relations Manager for the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is Ousman Noor, based in Geneva, Switzerland. In his role, he liaises with diplomats, UN officials, representatives from international institutions and civil society activists to build greater policy coherence for an international ban treaty. Ousman is a trained lawyer who previously worked for the Centre Suisse pour la Défense des Droits des Migrants in Geneva defending the rights of migrants. Before moving to Switzerland, Ousman served as a Barrister in the United Kingdom, where he spent a decade representing individuals in over 1,000 cases concerning human rights, refugees, trafficking, modern slavery, torture, deportation and humanitarian protection. He was the Director of the Habeas Corpus Project, a law center challenging unlawful detention. Ousman has a law degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, where he served as a senior teaching fellow. He also has a master’s degree in social anthropology from Linacre College at the University of Oxford.

Ousman Noor

Government Relations Manager

Email ousman@stopkillerrobots.org