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Stop Killer Robots calls for new international law on autonomy in weapons systems.

Vienna conference affirms commitment to new international law

‘Humanity at the Crossroads: autonomous weapons and the challenge of regulation’ conference in Vienna marks largest gathering on autonomous weapons outside of the UN and demonstrates growing consensus that new, legally binding rules are urgently needed.

Use of robots for military purposes in Gaza

Stop Killer Robots notes with serious concern the reports of Israel’s increased use of robots for military purposes, including remote-controlled robot ‘dogs’, for surveillance purposes in Gaza, and the previously reported use of an automated target recommendation tool. While…

2023 CCW falls short of the UN Secretary-General and ICRC calls for a legal instrument by 2026

The Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) agrees to work all the way to 2026 - but only to consider the possible elements of some sort of instrument, and not to actually negotiate anything. From 16th-18th November the 2023 Meeting of High Contracting Parties to the CCW were supposed to meet to decide on a way forward for their work on autonomous weapons amongst other issues.  The meeting was bitter and shambolic, with more than a whole day lost completely because of Russia blocking confirmation of the Rules of Procedure. This forced the meeting to do its work informally and resulted in observers, international organisations and civil society being blocked from participating in the few sections of the meeting where any substantive work was done.

Statement on Human Resources allegations

Stop Killer Robots is aware that there have been allegations raised online that a staff member has been let go for expressing their support for Palestinians during the current conflict in Gaza. While Human Resources matters are internal and confidential, we wish…

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