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

APRIL | AUGUST

               AUGUST

Monday, 27 August

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

  • Dr. Lydia Kostopoulos, National Defense University, Washington D.C.
  • Professor Tony Gillespie, University College London 
  • Dr. Knut Dörmann, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Korpela, Military Academy-West Point
  • Mr. Gautam Shroff, Tata Consultancy Services

Questions and discussion

  • Austria (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Canada (Ms.)
  • Chile (Ms.)
  • Russian Federation (Mr.)
  • Estonia (Mr.)
  • European Union (Ms.)
  • Spain (Mr.)
  • Cuba (Ms.)
  • Sweden (Mr.)
  • Japan (Mr.)
  • University of North Carolina (Mr.)

Agenda Item 6a: "Characterisation of the systems under consideration in order to promote a common understanding on concepts and characteristics relevant to the objectives and purposes of the Convention."

 Tuesday, 28 August 

  •  Russian Federation (Mr.)

Agenda item 6b: "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."

  • Presentation of national experience, by Sweden (Mr.)
  • Article 36 (Mr.)
  • University of North Carolina (Mr.)
  • Costa Rica (Ms.)
  • Republic of Korea (Mr.)
  • Germany (Mr.)
  • Presentation of national experience, by United States (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • New Zealand (Mr.)
  • Argentina (Mr.)
  • France (Mr.)
  • Belgium (Ms.)
  • Netherlands (Mr.)
  • United Kingdom (Mr.)
  • European Union (Ms.)
  • Japan (Mr.)
  • Ireland (Ms.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • Switzerland (Mr.)
  • University of Birmingham (Ms.)
  • University of North Carolina (Mr.)
  • Russian Federation (Mr.)
  • International Committee on Robot Arms Control (ICRAC) (Ms.)
  • Norway (Mr.)
  • Pakistan (Mr.)
  • ICRC (Mr.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • Austria (Mr.)
  • Costa Rica (Ms.)
  • Chile (Ms.)
  • Brazil (Mr.)
  • Estonia (Mr.)
  • Mexico (Ms.)
  • India (Mr.)

Wednesday, 29 August 

Agenda item 6d: "Possible options for addressing the humanitarian and international security challenges posed by emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapons systems in the context of the objectives and purposes of the Convention without prejudging policy outcomes and taking into account past, present and future proposals"

 Thursday, 30 August

  • Non-Aligned Movement, delivered by Venezuela (Mr.)
  • Bulgaria (Mr.), relating to agenda item 6d
  • Italy (Mr.)
  • Pablo de Olavide University (Ms.)

Consideration of the Report

  • Pakistan (Ms.)
  • Germany (Mr.)
  • Brazil (Mr.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • Chile (Ms.)
  • Cuba (Ms.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Republic of Korea (Mr.)
  • Iraq (Mr.)
  • Estonia (Mr.)
  • Netherlands (Mr.)
  • Australia (Mr.)
  • Costa Rica (Ms.)
  • Belgium (Ms.)
  • Mexico (Ms.)
  • Panama (Ms.)
  • Russian Federation (Mr.)
  • Austria (Mr.)
  • Switzerland (Mr.)
  • Japan (Mr.)
  • Israel (Mr.)
  • United Kingdom (Mr.)
  • Ireland (Mr.)
  • USA (Mr.)
  • Australia (Mr.)
  • Mexico (Ms.)
  • Brazil (Mr.)
  • Chile (Ms.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Republic of Korea (Mr.)
  • Switzerland (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Estonia (Mr.)
  • Cuba (Ms.)
  • Israel (Mr.)
  • United Kingdom (Mr.)
  • Austria (Mr.)
  • New Zealand (Ms.)
  • Belgium (Ms.)
  • Bulgaria (Mr.)
  • Germany (Mr.)
  • The Netherlands (Mr.)
  • Sweden (Mr.)
  • Republic of Korea (Mr.)
  • New Zealand (Ms.)
  • Belgium (Ms.)
  • Switzerland (Mr.)
  • Australia (Mr.)
  • UK (Mr.)
  • Costa Rica (Ms.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • Brazil (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Ireland (Mr.)
  • Cuba (Ms.)
  • Mexico (Ms.)
  • Israel (Mr.)
  • France (Mr.)
  • Austria (Mr.)
  • Panama (Ms.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Chile (Ms.)
  • Costa Rica (Mr.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • Chile (Ms.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Austria (Mr.)
  • US (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • New Zealand (Ms.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Switzerland (Mr.)
  • Germany (Mr.)
  • Netherlands (Mr.)
  • Japan (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Ireland (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Brazil (Mr.)
  • Cuba (Ms.)
  • Israel (Ms.)
  • Austria (Mr.)
  • Chile (Ms.)
  • New Zealand (Ms.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Australia (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Austria (Mr.)
  • United Kingdom (Mr.)
  • Brazil (Mr.)
  • Chile (Ms.)
  • Cuba (Ms.)
  • Switzerland (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Cuba (Ms.)
  • Russia (Mr.)

Friday, 31 August

Consideration of the revised Report

  • Germany (Mr.)
  • Brazil (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • Cuba (Ms.)
  • Chile (Ms.)
  • Republic of Korea (ROK)
  • Chile (Ms.)
  • Pakistan (Mr.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • Colombia (Ms.)
  • Chile (Ms.)
  • Panama (Mr.)
  • Austria (Mr.)
  • Russian Federation (Ms.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Netherlands (Mr.)
  • Canada (Ms.)
  • Israel (Ms.)
  • Belgium (Ms.)
  • Ecuador (Mr.)
  • Switzerland (Mr.)
  • Mexico (Ms.)
  • Ireland (Mr.)
  • China (Mr.)
  • Holy Sea (Mr.)
  • Costa Rica (Ms.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • Mexico (Ms.)
  • Cuba (Ms.)
  • Chile (Ms.)
  • Brazil (Mr.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Israel (Ms.)
  • France (Mr.)
  • Sweden (Mr.)
  • Austria (Mr.)
  • Panama (Ms.)
  • France (Mr.)
  • Cuba (Ms.)
  • Russia (Mr.)
  • Costa Rica (Ms.)
  • United States (Mr.)
  • Germany (Mr.)
  • Chile (Ms.)

                 APRIL

Monday, 9 April

Thematic debate: Characterisation

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.