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Third UN meeting on autonomous weapons set to begin amidst rising global military spending

The Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) begins its third dedicated meeting on lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) on Monday. Since 2014, government officials, international organisations, civil society, and academics have gathered in Geneva to consider crucial issues related to the technical, legal, moral, and ethical dimensions of weapons that kill without meaningful human control. There is a lot at stake in these discussions, and after two years of experts meetings, states need to start taking concrete action on this issue. 

Read the first edition of RCW's CCW Report online and subscribe to the "conventional weapons / emerging technologies of violence" mailing list to recive the report daily during the conference.

Also see the press release from the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots.