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Amnesty International supports calls for a prohibition on lethal autonomous weapons systems, including less-lethal robotic weapons, used in and out of armed conflict situations

, Index number: ACT 30/009/2014

Over the past decade, there have been extensive advances in artificial intelligence and other technologies that will make possible the development of autonomous weapons systems (AWS). Amnesty International believes it is crucial that the applicability of international human rights law, as well as international humanitarian law, be effectively addressed in any future discussions on AWS. Extract from Amnesty International’s written statement to the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council (10 - 27 June 2014)

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