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Statements from the 2017 CCW Group of Governmental Experts on lethal autonomous weapon systems

General exchange of views
Panels: Technology dimensions | Military effects dimensions | Legal/ethical dimensions | Crosscutting dimensions of emerging technologies in the area of LAWS
Interactive discussion on Chair's food-for-thought paper
The way ahead

General exchange of views

Monday, 13 November

  • Non-Aligned Movement, delivered by Venezuela (Mr.)
  • European Union (Ms.)
  • Sri Lanka (Mr.)
  • Belgium (Mr.)
  • Cuba (Mr.)
  • Pakistan (Mr.)
  • Costa Rica (Ms.)
  • Switzerland (Ms.)
  • India (Mr.)
  • Holy See (Mr.)
  • Spain (Mr.)
  • New Zealand (Ms.)
  • Bulgaria (Mr.)
  • South Africa (Ms.)
  • Panama (Ms.)
  • Austria (Mr.)
  • Morocco (Mr.)
  • Japan (Mr.)
  • Australia (Mr.)
  • Cambodia (Mr.)
  • Netherlands (Mr.)
  • Republic of Korea (Mr.)
  • Greece (Mr.)
  • Kazakhstan (Mr.)
  • Chile (Mr.)
  • Brazil (Mr.)
  • Germany (Mr.)
  • Iraq (Mr.)

Wednesday, 15 November

  • France (Ms.)
  • Argentina (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Russian Federation (Mr.)
  • Egypt (Mr.)
  • Canada (Ms.)
  • Italy (Mr.)
  • Mexico (Ms.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • United Kingdom (Ms.)
  • Sierra Leone (Ms.)
  • Turkey (Mr.)
  • Algeria (Mr.)
  • Peru (Mr.)
  • Croatia (Mr.)
  • Sweden (Mr.)
  • Finland (Ms.)
  • Venezuela (Mr.)
  • Israel (Mr.)
  • Ireland (Mr.)
  • Norway (Mr.)
  • Nicaragua (Ms.)
  • Zambia (Mr.)
  • United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (Ms.)
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (Ms.)
  • Campaign to Stop Killer Robots (Ms.)
  • Human Rights Watch (Mr.)
  • International Committee for Robot Arms Control (Mr.)
  • Mines Action Canada (Ms.)
  • Nobel Women's Initiative (Ms.)
  • PAX (Ms.)
  • Center for a New American Security (Mr.)

Panel 1: Technology dimension
Monday, 13 November

  • Professor Margaret Boden, University of Sussex
  • Professor Gary Marcus, New York University
  • Mr. Gautam Shroff, Tata Consultancy Services, India
  • Mr. Harmony Mothibe, BotsZA, South Africa
  • Professor Stuart Russell, University of California, Berkley
  • Mr. Sean Legassick, Google DeepMind

Panel 2: Military effects dimension
Tuesday, 14 November

  • Brigadier (Armament corps) Patrick Bezombes, France
  • Professor Heigo Sato, Takushoku University, Tokyo
  • Lieutenant Colonel Alan Brown, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Dr. David Shim, KAIST Institute for Robotics, Republic of Korea
  • Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Korpela, Military Academy-West Point, United States of America
  • Ms. Lydia Kostopoulos, National Defense University, Washington D.C.

Panel 3: Legal/ethical dimensions
Tuesday, 14 November

  • Ms. Kathleen Lawand, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Ms. Marie-Helen Parizeau, World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST), UNESCO
  • Professor Xavier Oberson, University of Geneva
  • Professor Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov, Diplomatic Academy, Russian Federation
  • Mr. Lucas Bento, Attorney, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, and President of the Brazilian American Lawyers Association
  • Professor Dominique Lambert, l'Universit√© de Namur

Interactive discussion on the Chair's food-for-thought paper
Wednesday, 15 November

  • Chair (Mr.)
  • Chile (Mr.)
  • Argentina (Mr.)
  • Pakistan (Mr.)
  • Germany (Mr.)
  • France (Ms.)
  • Panama (Ms.)
  • Netherlands (Mr.)
  • Japan (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Cuba (Ms.)
  • Brazil (Mr.)
  • Egypt (Mr.)
  • Switzerland (Mr.)
  • Algeria (Mr.)
  • United States
  • Russian Federation (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)

The way ahead
Thursday, 16 November

  • Non-Aligned Movement (Ms.)
  • Netherlands (Mr.)
  • Sierra Leone (Ms.)
  • Poland (Mr.)
  • Republic of Korea (Mr.)
  • Argentina (Mr.)
  • Belgium (Mr.)
  • Italy (Mr.)
  • Switzerland (Mr.)
  • Panama (Ms.)
  • Sri Lanka (Mr.)
  • Japan (Mr.)
  • Pakistan (Mr.)
  • Russian Federation (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Chile (Mr.)
  • Palestine (Mr.)
  • Latvia (Mr.)
  • Cuba (Ms.)
  • Estonia (Mr.)
  • Brazil (Mr.)
  • Spain (Mr.)
  • Ireland (Mr.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • Mexico (Ms.)
  • Austria (Mr.)
  • Costa Rica (Ms.)
  • New Zealand (Ms.)
  • United Kingdom (Ms.)
  • Nicaragua (Ms.)
  • Uganda (Mr.)
  • Algeria (Mr.)
  • Australia (Mr.)
  • Canada (Ms.)
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (Mr.)
  • Peru (Mr.)
  • Kazakhstan (Mr.)
Panel 4: Crosscutting discussion on various dimensions of emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapon systems, in the context of the objectives and purposes of the Convention
Friday, 17 November

  • Dr. Ing. Konstantinos Karachalios, Managing Director, IEEE Standards Association
  • Dr. Reinhard Scholl, International Telecommunications Union
  • Mr. Neil Sahota, IBM Watson and University of California
  • Ms. Kerstin Vignard, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
  • Dr. Vincent Boulanin, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  • Dr. Marcel Dickow, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik