On 8 June 2020, the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots was announced as the recipient of the 2020 Ypres Peace Prize!
This prize gives fresh impetus to growing calls to ban fully autonomous weapons by negotiating a new international treaty to retain meaningful human control over the use of force.
Since 2002, the Belgian city of Ypres has awarded the prize every three years to individuals and organizations working for peace. The city and region have direct experience of armed conflict, including the use of chemical weapons and landmines. Local children took this prize decision by a popular vote after studying the Campaign and four other shortlisted nominees over the past school year.
The 2020 prize will be presented to the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots on Armistice Day, November 11, marking 101 years since the end of World War I.