Search Results

Sort by
News

Proposed New York City Law a Model for Regulation

Click to expand Image Boston Dynamics presents its SpotMini robot at a…
A black robot with four legs resembling a dog stands on a stage in front of a shite background.
News

Removing human control from the use of force is a grave threat to humanity that deserves urgent multilateral action

When the international debate over fully autonomous weapons began in 2013, a common question was whether robots or machines would perform better than humans. Could providing more autonomy in weapons systems result in greater accuracy and precision? Could…
Killer robots
Report
Summary Fully autonomous weapons would usher in a new era of armed conflict, similar to the advent of air warfare or the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Also known as lethal autonomous weapons systems or “killer robots,” these systems would select and…
News

Shared Concerns, Desire for Human Control Should Spur Regulation

Click to expand Image Following the lead of legal precedent, a new treaty…
A silhouette of a man sticking his hands out as if to push back on an artistic depiction of a missile aimed at him.
Report
Summary Weapons systems that select and engage targets without meaningful human control are unacceptable and need to be prevented. All countries have a duty to protect humanity from this dangerous development by banning fully autonomous weapons.…
News

Peace Prize Provides Impetus for Banning Killer Robots

Click to expand Image Growing opposition to fully autonomous weapons from…
Growing opposition to fully autonomous weapons from various quarters shows how the public conscience supports banning weapons systems that lack meaningful human control.
World Report Chapter
In 2020, you should be watching for… growing international rejection of “killer robots”—weapons that would kill without meaningful human control—and increasing calls for a new treaty to preemptively ban them. Allowing machines to select and target human…
202001WR_essay_robots
News

The International Community Should Launch Negotiations to Ban the Weapons

Click to expand Image A Campaign to Stop Killer Robots publication on…
201911arms_robots_treatyelements
News

Delivered by Mary Wareham, Human Rights Watch for the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

Thank you Mr. Chair.
 
 The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is the rapidly growing coalition of more than 130 non-governmental organizations in 60 countries working with urgency to prohibit fully autonomous weapons, also known as lethal autonomous…
News

Delivered by Bonnie Docherty, Senior Researcher

Thank you for the floor.
 
 Human Rights Watch is one of the founders of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots and the global coordinator of the Campaign. Over the past six years, we have urged High Contracting Parties to identify options for…
News

Failing Diplomatic Talks Show Need for a Different Path

Click to expand Image The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots conducts a…
201911arms_robots_stunt