Statement to the CCW GGE meeting, 9 April
This statement was delivered to delegates at the CCW GGE meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems on 9 April 2018.
This statement, delivered to delegates at the CCW GGE meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems, highlights the main recommendations of the Campaign, which include:
- Commit to negotiate a legally-binding ban treaty without delay to draw the boundaries of future autonomy in weapon systems. We welcome the expressions of support for this objective this morning, including for this time from Austria and the African group of states;
- Specify the necessary human control required over the critical functions of selecting and engaging targets and over individual attacks. Be explicit that meaningful human control is required over individual attacks and that weapon systems that operate without such human control should be prohibited;
- Adopt national policy and legislation to prevent the development, production and use of fully autonomous weapons.