doi:10.3849/1802-7199

LETHAL AUTONOMOUS WEAPONS SYSTEMS

Future Challenges Concerning Their Regulation on International Level

Lujza CHRVALOVÁ

Since 2013, the debates on lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) and approach to them from the point of view of international legislation have been taking place within the framework of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) and later, since 2017, on the platform Group of Governmental Experts under CCW. Following the ongoing debates and the importance of the topic, in her article, the author aims to summarise the results achieved in the discussions under the CCW, especially the main steps, successfully handled challenges and shifts in the countries’ positions since 2013, as well as open issues in regulating LAWS under this international convention. Part of the article is dedicated to the identification of existing similar features of countries sharing a common position on LAWS at CCW conferences, as well as the challenges and possible implications of China’s status, which supports a ban on the deployment of LAWS, but not on their research and production.

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Keywords

Conventional weapons; lethal autonomous weapons systems; Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons; group of governmental experts.


Title in English:

LETHAL AUTONOMOUS WEAPONS SYSTEMS
Future Challenges Concerning Their Regulation on International Level

Title in Czech:

SMRTÍCÍ AUTONOMNÍ ZBRAŇOVÉ SYSTÉMY
Budoucí výzvy týkající se jejich regulace na mezinárodní úrovni

Type:

Article

Author(s):

Lujza CHRVALOVÁ

Language:

English

Abstract:

English/Czech

Journal:

Obrana a strategie

Publisher:

University of Defence

ISSN:

1802-7199 (online)

DOI:

10.3849/1802-7199.22.2022.01.035-054

Issue:

Volume 22, Number 1 (June 2022)

Pages:

035-054

Received:

05.08.2021

Accepted:

01.04.2022

Published online:

15.06.2022

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