Chris Jenks and Rain Liivoja: Machine autonomy and the constant care obligation

The debate about the way the international community should deal with autonomous weapon systems has been ongoing for some five years now. During this time, the focus has been on autonomy in what the ICRC has referred to as the ‘critical functions’ of a weapon system—its capacity to select and attack targets. We argue that … Read moreChris Jenks and Rain Liivoja: Machine autonomy and the constant care obligation

New technologies and the implications for states

Experts from government, military and academia have convened in Brisbane to discuss the legal and practical implications for states of rapidly advancing weapons technologies. The International Committee of the Red Cross, the University of Queensland and the Program on the Regulation of Emerging Military Technologies co-hosted the seminar from 28 to 30 November. “New weapons … Read moreNew technologies and the implications for states