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Briefing Note for CCW GGE, 9-13 April: Retaining human control of weapons systems

This briefing note on retaining human control of weapons systems was shared with campaigners and delegates ahead of the CCW GGE meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems, held from 9-13 April.

This briefing note provides an overview of the current state of technology and diplomatic progress. It also highlights key characteristics and meaningful human control as a fundamental concept to an international treaty to prohibit autonomous weapons.

States must draw the line now against unchecked autonomy in weapon systems by ensuring that the decision to take human life is never be delegated to a machine.

This note is also available in French and Spanish.

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