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

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Pandemic postpones diplomatic talks

  Given the urgent need for regulation, the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is disappointed that diplomatic talks on lethal autonomous weapons systems have been postponed until 2021. It is essential to abide by restrictions put in…

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75th UN Assembly

Concerns over killer robots featured prominently at the high-level opening segment of the historic 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly this year. Pope Francis warned that lethal autonomous weapons systems would “irreversibly alter the nature of warfare,…

HDF 2020 Opening Plenary. Graphic Recording by Sonaksha Iyengar (www.sonaksha.com)

Bringing race and intersectionality to disarmament

A record turn-out of 115 people from 40 countries participated in Part One of the Humanitarian Disarmament Forum on 19-21 October, co-hosted by the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots and Soka Gakkai International. This was the ninth annual…

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Diplomatic talks re-convene

States convened at the United Nations in Geneva this week for another Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of meetings planned in the first half of 2020. This marked…

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Maintaining momentum during the pandemic

The United Nations (UN) has confirmed that a Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems will proceed to be held on 21-25 September. This will be the first diplomatic meeting on killer robots since August 2019…

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New Human Rights Watch Report

In August, Human Rights Watch released a new report authored by Campaign coordinator Mary Wareham entitled, “Stopping Killer Robots: Country Positions on Banning Fully Autonomous Weapons and Retaining Human Control.” The 55-page report reviews the positions of 97 countries…

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Engaging Youth

Since the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots participated in the World Scout Jamboree in July 2019, we have received multiple requests from children and young people asking for information on the killer robots threat as well as how to help…

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