Statements from the 2016 CCW meeting of experts on autonomous weapons

Monday 11 April 2016

General debate

Panel: Mapping autonomy

Tuesday 12 April 2016

General debate 

Panel: Towards a working definition of LAWS - part one

  • Gro Nystuen, Center on International Humanitarian Law, International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI), Oslo, Norway
  • Chris Jenks, SMU Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Lucy Suchman, Lancaster University & international Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)
  • Wendell Wallach, Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, USA


Panel: Towards a working definition of LAWS - part two

  • Anja Dahlmann, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) - German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Germany
  • Richard Moyes, Article 36
  • Merel Ekelahof, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Dan Saxon, Leiden University College, The Hague, Netherlands


Wednesday 13 April 2016

Panel: Challenges to International Humanitarian Law - part one


Panel: Challenges to International Humanitarian Law - part two


Thursday 14 April 2016

Panel: Human rights and ethical issues

  • Christof Heynes, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Eliav Lieblich, Radzyner Law School, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel
  • Daniele Boucrier, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches de Science Administrative (CERSA), France
  • Pablo Kalmanovitz, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia


Panel: Security Issues - part one

  • Jayantha Dhanapala, President of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs
  • Vadim Kozyulin, PIR Center, Russia
  • Denise Garcia, Department of Political Science and the International Affairs program, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
  • Eneken Tikk-Ringas, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)


Friday 15 April 2016

Panel: Security Issues - part two

  • Jai Galliott, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Katrine Norgaard, Institute of Leadership and Organization, Royal Danish Defence College
  • Collin S. L. Koh, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • John Borrie, UNIDIR & Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) 


  • Canada
  • China
  • India
  • Pakistan

Concluding Session