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SIPRI hosts conference on Article 36 reviews and emerging technologies

The conference provided relevant practitioners and civil society experts with an opportunity to learn about new technologies; discuss the technical, legal and operational issues raised by emerging technologies in the context of Article 36 reviews; and identify concrete solutions to help to strengthen compliance with the requirements of Article 36.

Implementing Article 36 weapon reviews in the light of increasing autonomy in weapon systems

A new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) outlines challenges related to the legal review of weapons that contain autonomous features, and argues for greater cooperation and information-sharing between states. The report, to be launched tomorrow at the United Nations office in Geneva, aims to feed into ongoing discussions on lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) under the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW).