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LAWS 2014 Meeting of Experts

The CCW Meeting of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) will take place from 13 to 17 April 2015 at the United Nations in Geneva.

Ambassador Michael Biontino of Germany has been confirmed as the 2015 Chair of the Meeting of Experts on LAWS.

The 2014 CCW Meeting of High Contracting Parties agreed on a new mandate on LAWS, which states:

"The Meeting decided to convene under the overall responsibility of the Chairperson an informal meeting of experts of up to five days during the week of 13 to 17 April 2015 to discuss the questions related to emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapons systems, in the context of the objectives and purposes of the Convention. The Chair of the Meeting of Experts will, under his or her own responsibility, submit a report to the 2015 Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention, objectively reflecting the discussions held." (CCW/MSP/2014/9, paragraph 36)

To see the letter by the Chair addressed to the States Parties and Signatories, please click here.

Preparations for the 2015 informal Meeting of Experts

Registration for the Protocol V, Amended Protocol II and LAWS Meetings of Experts is now open. Attached is a letter on the registration process and the registration form. All registrations should be sent to

Please find attached a letter and annex from Ambassador Biontino on preparations for and structure of the informal Meeting of Experts on LAWS.