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Clear momentum towards a new legal framework on autonomous weapons

August 18, 2021

The first formal meeting of the Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) to the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) since August 2019 concluded on 13th August 2021.  A total of 55 countries were represented with intense and focussed discussions on key elements of a potential new framework. Our Campaign was present throughout – in person and Read more...

Response to report of killer robots in Libya

June 3, 2021

Image: Final report of the Panel of Experts on Libya to the President of the Security Council. Pg. 148 A United Nations Security Council report has revealed that autonomous weapons systems have been used in Libya where fighters were “hunted down and remotely engaged…by autonomous weapons systems such as the STM Kargu-2 and other loitering Read more...

Join our team: Monitoring and Research Manager

June 2, 2021

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is hiring a Monitoring & Research Manager. This new position can be flexibly located, which would require people to be able to work from home. It will work in close cooperation with a team of staff based in various locations around the world. It reports to the Campaign’s global Read more...

Join our team: Communications Officer

June 2, 2021

Our new Communications Officer will join us at a pivotal time for the Campaign as we have developed a new Vision and Values and we are currently undergoing a website and branding redevelopment with an expected launch of our new brand identity in the second half of 2021. The ideal candidate will have a minimum Read more...

ICRC calls for new legal rules to address autonomy in weapons systems

May 12, 2021

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) President, Peter Maurer, briefed states today on the ICRC’s conclusion that new international law is needed to tackle the ethical, humanitarian and legal challenges posed by autonomy in weapons systems. The ICRC are widely recognised as the guardians of international humanitarian law (IHL): the law that provides protections Read more...

Demanding the Future We Want: A Look at the Campaign’s 2021 Global Meeting

May 11, 2021

Take a look at our 2021 Global Meeting! Where we met with Campaigners from across the globe to strategize for the year ahead in the fight to ban killer robots. Read more...

In Memoriam, Christof Heyns

April 9, 2021

On behalf of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, we were deeply saddened by the death on 28th of March 2021 of Christof Heyns. Amongst his many achievements, Professor Heyns was a pioneer of international action to preserve our shared humanity in the face of increasing autonomy in weapons systems, arguing that, ‘machines lack morality Read more...

Opposition to killer robots remains strong — poll

January 28, 2021

The survey, conducted in December 2020 by the market research company Ipsos and commissioned by the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, indicates that even with COVID-19 and economic uncertainty dominating headlines in 2020, public awareness of and sentiment against the development of killer robots remains steady and strong. Read more...