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

Graphic shows the countries with the strongest opposition to killer robots.

In Memoriam, Christof Heyns

Christof Heyns speaking at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Photograph by Maina Kiai. On behalf of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, we were deeply saddened by the death on 28th of March 2021 of Christof…

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Passing the Baton

Mary Wareham with the Campaign’s robot in front of the United Nations building in New York, October 2019. Photo: Ari Beser.

Graphic shows the countries with the strongest opposition to killer robots.

Opposition to killer robots remains strong — poll

The survey, conducted in December 2020 by the market research company Ipsos and commissioned by the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, indicates that even with COVID-19 and economic uncertainty dominating headlines in 2020, public awareness of and sentiment against the development of killer robots remains steady and strong.

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Adapting in the 2020 pandemic

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots has spent 2020 navigating the global Covid-19 pandemic that was unthinkable one year ago. Its global coalition of non-governmental organizations have rapidly adjusted their activities and working methods to adapt to the brave new…

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Keeping #YouthInTheLoop

On 12 December 2020, the ‘Global Youth Conference on Fully Autonomous Weapons’ helped advance youth leadership in humanitarian disarmament by providing an avenue for youth to contribute to ongoing multilateral discussions on fully autonomous weapons.

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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,…

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