The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
Potentially LAWS could identify and attack a target without human intervention. This issue was first brought to the international community’s attention by Human Rights Watch in its report titled “Losing Humanity: The Case Against Killer Robots”. The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots as part of its advocacy on LAWS produced this short film explaining the background to LAWS and work being undertaken within the United Nations and civil society.
Background documents on lethal autonomous weapons
American Society of International Law – Panel on Autonomous Weaponry and Armed Conflict
ARKIN, Ronald – Lethal Autonomous Systems and the Plight of the Non-combatant
ANDERSON, Kenneth and WAXMAN, Matthew – Law and Ethics for Autonomous Weapons Systems: Why a Ban Won’t Work and How the Laws of War Can
International Committee of the Red Cross – Report of the ICRC meeting on autonomous weapon systems, 26 – 28 March 2014
International Institute of Humanitarian Law – International Humanitarian Law and New Weapon Technologies
MARCHANT, Gary; ALLENBY, Braden; ARKIN, Ronald; BARRETT, Edward; BORENSTEIN, Jason; GAUDET, Lyn; KITTERIE, Orde; LIN, Patrick; LUCAS, George; O’MEARA, Richard; and SILBERMAN, Jared – International Governance of Autonomous Military Robots (from The Colombia, Science and Technology Law Review)
MARSH, Nicholas (2014) Defining the Scope of Autonomy, PRIO Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.
LIN, Patrick; BEKEY, George; and ABNEY, Keith – Autonomous Military Robotics: Risk, Ethics, and Design
SHARKEY, Noel – The evitability of autonomous robots warfare
SHARKEY, Noel – Weapons of Indiscriminate Lethality
MELZER, Nils – Human Rights Implications of the Usage of Drones and Unmanned Robots in Warfare – Legal Study and Policy Advice. Brussels: European Union Parliament, 2013