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

Ipsos released a second poll conducted in 26 countries showing that more than three in five people responding oppose the development and use of fully autonomous weapons.
At the annual CCW meeting on 21-23 November, states agreed to continue the formal deliberations of the Group of Governmental Experts in 2019 under chair Mr. Ljupco Jivan Gjorgjinski of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, but scheduled a mere seven days of meetings. El Salvador and Morocco add their names to the list of 28 states that are seeking to prohibit fully autonomous weapons.
At the Paris Peace Forum in 2018, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres called for a ban on killer robots, stating, "For me there is a message that is very clear – machines that have the power and the discretion to take human lives are politically unacceptable, are morally repugnant, and should be banned by international law."
Sixth CCW meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems chaired by Ambassador Gill. Austria, Brazil and Chile recommend a new CCW mandate “to negotiate a legally-binding instrument to ensure meaningful human control over the critical functions” of weapons systems. Despite a majority of states calling for a legally-binding instrument, and many calling for a political declaration, the GGE recommendation is to continue with their current mandate of exploring “options” for future work.
 

Membership

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is a growing global coalition of 100 international, regional, and national non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in 54 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

Women for Peace and Democracy Nepal
Deutsche Friedensgesellschaft - Vereinigte KriegsdienstgegnerInnen
Asociación Española de Investigación para la Paz (AIPAZ)
Fundación Cultura de Paz
Instituto de Derechos Humanos
Democracia Cultura de Paz y No Violencia (DEMOSPAZ)
 

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 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