Clear momentum towards a new legal framework on autonomous weapons

August 18, 2021

The first formal meeting of the Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) to the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) since August 2019 concluded on 13th August 2021.  A total of 55 countries were represented with intense and focussed discussions on key elements of a potential new framework. Our Campaign was present throughout – in person and Read more...

ICRC calls for new legal rules to address autonomy in weapons systems

May 12, 2021

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) President, Peter Maurer, briefed states today on the ICRC’s conclusion that new international law is needed to tackle the ethical, humanitarian and legal challenges posed by autonomy in weapons systems. The ICRC are widely recognised as the guardians of international humanitarian law (IHL): the law that provides protections Read more...

Webinar series on the technological, military and legal aspects of lethal autonomous weapon systems

October 26, 2020

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) are pleased to invite you to a series of three webinars exploring technological, military and legal aspects of Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS). The purpose of each webinar would be to provide analysis on issues pertaining to technological, military and legal Read more...