Archive for the ‘CCW’ Category

UN head calls for a ban

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots welcomes the strong call to ban killer robots issued by United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres. At the opening of the Paris Peace Forum on 11 November–the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I–the Secretary-General said: “Imagine the consequences of an autonomous system with the capacity to locate and […]

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Heed the European Parliament’s Call

European Union states should heed a resolution adopted this month by an overwhelming majority of  members of the European Parliament demanding the start of “international negotiations on a legally binding instrument prohibiting lethal autonomous weapons systems.”

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Majority call to negotiate a new treaty

Support for new international law to ban fully autonomous weapons–killer robots–and retain meaningful human control over the use of force is growing rapidly. Yet the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is dismayed that a small number of military powers are actively preventing progress towards this goal.

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UN seeks to retain human control over force

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, is offering to support states to elaborate new measures such as “legally binding arrangements” to ensure that “humans remain at all times in control over the use of force.” The offer is contained in the UN head’s 74-pp disarmament agenda launched in Geneva on 24 May 2018, […]

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Convergence on retaining human control of weapons systems

The global movement to retain meaningful human control over the use of force gained significant momentum this week during the fifth international meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems. The growing list of countries calling for a ban on fully autonomous weapons now stands at 26, with the additions of Austria, China, Colombia, and Djibouti.

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Five years of campaigning, CCW continues

April 2018 marks five years since the launch of Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. It is also the fifth time since 2014 that governments are convening at the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) in Geneva to discuss concerns over lethal autonomous weapons systems, also known as fully autonomous weapons or “killer robots.” The campaign urges states […]

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