The International Panel on the Regulation of Autonomous Weapons (iPRAW) was funded by the German Foreign Office to investigate how lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) can be regulated and how human control over such systems can be maintained. The project focussed on the international talks in Geneva in the scope of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons.
Between January 2017 and June 2022 independent researchers from different disciplines explored LAWS under the aspects of international humanitarian law, ethics, technology, military studies, political science and security policy. During this period iPRAW also participated as a civil society organisation in the Geneva negotiations, published numerous reports and organised workshops to improve the understanding of the concept of human control.
The project ended in June 2022. All iPRAW’s reports are available at SSOAR.