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

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…

164 states vote against the machine at the UN General Assembly

On 1 November 2023, the First Committee of the UN General Assembly adopted the first ever resolution on autonomous weapons, stressing the “urgent need for the international community to address the challenges and concerns raised by autonomous weapons systems”. The…

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Landmark joint call from UN Secretary-General and ICRC President

In a landmark joint appeal, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Mirjana Spoljaric have called on states to ‘urgently establish new international rules on autonomous weapons systems, to…

Join our team: Steering Committee membership

Stop Killer Robots is seeking to add up to three new member organisations to its Steering Committee. The Steering Committee operates as the governance board for Stop Killer Robots, and is the campaign’s principal leadership and…

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