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2015 Meeting of Experts on LAWS



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.

Mandate

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)

Ambassador Michael Biontino of Germany will chair the 2015 Meeting of Experts on LAWS.


Official Documents:

Annotated Programme of Work
(CCW/MSP/2015/WP.1/Rev.1)
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Food-for-thought for the informal meeting of experts on LAWS
(CCW/MSP/2015/WP.2)
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GENERAL EXCHANGETextAudio
European UnionText
DenmarkText
SwitzerlandText
FranceText
PakistanText
Sri LankaText
CroatiaText
Poland Text
EcuadorText
ChileText
United States of AmericaText
South AfricaText
AustriaText
ItalyText
Republic of KoreaText
SpainText
Czech RepublicText
SwedenText
Canada
IrelandText
Argentina Text
IsraelText
CubaText
Sierra LeoneText
Brazil
China
GermanyText
Netherlands Text
Mexico
TurkeyText
United KingdomText
JapanText
Palestine
UNIDIRText
UNICRIText
ICRCText
Article 36Text
Human Rights WatchText
International Committee for Robot Arms Control (ICRAC)Text
Mines Action Canada Text
PAXText
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)Text
Centre for a New American SecurityText
TECHNICAL ISSUES (PART I)
Dr Stuart RussellPresentation
Professor Andrea Omicini Presentation
Dr Paul ScharreText
TECHNICAL ISSUES (PART II)
Ms Elizabeth Quintana Presentation
Professor Heather Roff Presentation
Dr Darren Ansell Presentation
Colonel Wolfgang RichterPresentation
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Professor Frédéric Vanderhaegen Presentation
CHARACTERISTICS OF LAWS (PART I)
Ms Maya Brehm Presentation
Dr Neil DavisonPresentation
Dr Marcel Dickow Presentation
Professor Nehal BhutaPresentation
PolandText
CHARACTERISTICS OF LAWS (PART II)
Professor Pekka Appelqvist Presentation
Professor Giovanni Sartor Presentation
Mr Jason MillarPresentation
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Dr Caitríona McLeishPresentation
Dr Sybille Bauer
IsraelText
IrelandText
CubaText
Centre for a New American SecurityText
POSSIBLE CHALLENGES TO IHL
Dr William BoothbyPresentation
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Ms Kathleen Lawand
Professor Eric Talbot JensenPresentation
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SwitzerlandText
PolandText
UKText
GermanyText
GreeceText
Amnesty InternationalText
International Committee for Robot Arms ControlText
Article 36Text
OVERARCHING ISSUES (PART I)
Professor Christof HeynsText
Ms Bonnie Docherty Presentation
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Professor Patrick LinText
Ms Karolina ZawieskaPresentation
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Holy SeeText
CubaText
FranceText
GhanaText
International Committee for Robot Arms ControlText
OVERARCHING ISSUES (PART II)
Dr Monika Chansoria
Professor Michael Horowitz Presentation
Dr Jean-Marc RickliPresentation
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TRANSPARENCY AND THE WAY AHEAD
Professor Sarah Knuckey
Professor Jeroen van den Hoven Text
Dr Ian AnthonyPresentation
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GermanyText
PolandText
SwedenText
FranceText
ColombiaText
FinlandText
NetherlandsText
IndiaText
PakistanText
CroatiaText
MexicoText
IrelandText
CubaText
GhanaText
Russian FederationText
Sierra LeoneText
ZambiaText
AlgeriaText
ChileText
TurkeyText
International Committee of the Red Cross Text
Nobel Women's InitiativeText
Article 36Text
Human Rights WatchText
International Committee for Robot Arms ControlText
Mines Action CanadaText
Centre for a New American SecurityText

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Killer robots worry United Nations 14/04/2015

The possession of autonomous weapons could ignite an arms race – Sri Lanka 18/04/2015