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Autonomous weapons

Autonomous weapons are not a work of science fiction from … decisions. This video shows the dangers of autonomous weapons – and what must be done to avert them. …

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Northrop Grumman personnel conduct preoperational tests on a U.S. Navy X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator aircraft.

Autonomous weapon systems - Q & A

… the use of force. Technological advances in weaponry mean that decisions about the use of … humanitarian law can be guaranteed. How could autonomous weapon systems, operating … . (Read the Expert meeting report ) What are autonomous weapons? Autonomous weapon systems …

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ICRC Position on Autonomous Weapon Systems

… to establish internationally agreed limits on autonomous weapon systems to ensure civilian protection, … efforts to establish international limits on autonomous weapon systems that address the …

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ICRC Position on Autonomous Weapon Systems

… to establish internationally agreed limits on autonomous weapon systems to ensure civilian protection, … efforts to establish international limits on autonomous weapon systems that address the …

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Autonomous weapon systems under international humanitarian law

… to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons on autonomous weapon systems in November 2017, … of articles: "Perspectives on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems". Neil Davison, …

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ICRC position on autonomous weapon systems

… to establish internationally agreed limits on autonomous weapon systems to address the concern they … binding rules. The ICRC's concerns about autonomous weapon systems Autonomous weapon

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A licence to kill for autonomous weapons?

Autonomous weapons are an emotive subject, with the … the legal and ethical issues that these weapons pose. …

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States must address concerns raised by autonomous weapons

… on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which may be Deemed to be Excessively … of Governmental Experts (GGE) on "Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems" to address the … approach to the issues raised by autonomous weapon systems. The ICRC's primary …

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Why autonomous weapon systems matter in Africa

… new developments. One emerging category of weapon of particular concern is autonomous weapon systems. These are weapons … a recent ICRC experts meeting entitled "Autonomous weapon systems: Implications of …

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Expert Meeting on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

… the Group of Governmental Experts on "Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems". With the High Contracting … of human control required in the use of autonomous weapon systems – broadly defined as …

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