Autonomous weaponry and armed conflict

10 April 2014

On April 10th 2014, the American Society of International Law and the International Law Association organized a joint Conference in Washington DC on autonomous weaponry and armed conflict.

The panel addressed the legal, ethical and political challenges posed by the development of increasingly autonomous weapons systems. Analyzing automated weapons systems through the lenses of international humanitarian law, international human rights law, and international criminal law, it considered what legal or ethical limits, if any, should be placed on the use of automated weapons systems. It also considered who should be held accountable for international law violations caused by automated weapons systems.

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