International Panel on the Regulation of Autonomous Weapons (iPRAW)

The project »International Panel on the Regulation of Autonomous Weapons« (iPRAW) follows two overarching questions: How can one define lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) and human control over the use of force? What are the options for a regulation of this technology? The assessment focuses on the negotiations within the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, which the panel independently accompanies.

From 2017 to 2018, the interdisciplinary group of scientist discussed the following subjects: IHL and other fields of law; the state of technology and military operations; computational systems within the scope of LAWS; the concepts of autonomy and human control; ethics, norms, and public perception; risks and opportunities of LAWS. In 2019, iPRAW will further investigate details on human control over the use force as well as options for verification and non-proliferation of autonomous weapon systems.

Subsequent to each meeting the group publishes reports and working papers on the respective topics including recommendations to the high contracting parties of the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons.

For more information please visit www.ipraw.org.

Duration: January 2017 – December 2018, extended until December 2019

Head of project: Marcel Dickow
Researcher: Anja Dahlmann
Project assistant: Lena Strauß

Contact: mail(at)ipraw.org

Partner: University of New South Wales Canberra, Australia

Financial support: German Federal Foreign Office

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