UN meeting on autonomous weapons talks about text, but some states are still opposed to new rules

After the first week of discussions for this year in the Group of Governmental Experts on autonomous weapon systems, there is some good news and bad news. The good news is that delegates focused on specific text, which could become a basis for negotiating a legal instrument that prohibits and restricts autonomous weapons. The bad news is that there are still a handful of states that clearly have no intention of allowing the formal negotiation of such an instrument in the CCW. Action needs to be urgently taken to move the process to a democratic forum that puts human life and dignity above war profiteering and geopolitical power.

Find out more with our CCW Report. Also see all available documents and statements from the session.