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

Ypres Peace Prize

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots has won the Ypres Peace Prize, awarded by the Belgian city every three years since 2002. The prize will be presented on Armistice Day--11 November 2020--which marks 101 years since the end of World War I.

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Job Opening: Government Relations

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is seeking to hire a Government Relations Manager for its rapidly-growing international coalition of non-governmental organizations working to ban fully autonomous weapons and retain meaningful human control over the use of force.

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Protect civilians: Stop killer robots

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged states to move "expeditiously" to address concerns over lethal autonomous weapon systems in his 2020 report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. He flagged the imperative of banning such weapons at a virtual UN Security Council debate on the report on 27 May.

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Digital diplomacy begins

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots participated in a webcast version of the Berlin Forum on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems on 1-2 April. The original face-to-face meeting for government representatives and non-governmental organizations was initially cancelled due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19).

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Global meeting in Buenos Aires

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots held its second global meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 26-28 February 2020. More than 80 campaigners from 35 countries participated in the meeting hosted by Asociación para Políticas Públicas (APP), a member of SEHLAC, the Human Security Network in Latin America and the Caribbean that is on the Campaign’s Steering Committee.*

Defending multilateralism in 2019

  As we close out the decade, it is worth reflecting on how far the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots has come. The killer robots challenge is now regarded by foreign ministers and other high-level politicians as an urgent “politically relevant” concern deserving immediate multilateral action. There is widespread recognition that weapons systems that would select and engage targets on the basis of sensor processing and that do not allow for meaningful human control will cross the threshold of acceptability and must be prohibited.

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