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...

In Memoriam, Christof Heyns

April 9, 2021

On behalf of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, we were deeply saddened by the death on 28th of March 2021 of Christof Heyns. Amongst his many achievements, Professor Heyns was a pioneer of international action to preserve our shared humanity in the face of increasing autonomy in weapons systems, arguing that, ‘machines lack morality Read more...