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Statements from the 2018 CCW Group of Governmental Experts on lethal autonomous weapon systems

General exchange of views

Monday, 9 April

Thematic debate: Characterisation

  • Chair, Mr. Ambassador Amandeep Singh Gill
  • China (Mr.)
  • Germany (Mr.)
  • Brazil (Mr.)
  • Bulgaria (Mr.)
  • Russian Federation (Mr.)
  • Italy (Mr.)
  • Belgium (Mr.)
  • Netherlands (Mr.)
  • Cuba (Ms.)

Tuesday, 10 April

Wednesday, 11 April

Thematic debate: Further consideration of the human element in the use of lethal force; aspects of human-machine interaction in the development, deployment and use of emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapons systems.

Thursday, 12 April

Expert panel: "Review of potential military applications of related technologies in the context of the Group’s work"

  • Professor Missy Cummings, Duke University (Ms.)
  • Professor Dominique Lambert, l'Université de Namur (Mr.)
  • Professor Viacheslav Pshikopov, Southern Federal University, Russian Federation (Mr.)
  • Professor Pascale Fung, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Ms.)
  • Professor Tony Gillespie, University College London (Mr.)

Thematic debate: Further consideration of the human element in the use of lethal force; aspects of human-machine interaction in the development, deployment and use of emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapons systems.

 Friday, 13 April

Thematic debate: Possible options for addressing the humanitarian and international security challenges posed by emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapons systems.