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International law governance of autonomous weapon systems and the turn to ethics

International law governance of autonomous weapon systems and the turn to ethics
International law governance of autonomous weapon systems and the turn to ethics
The cutting-edge technology of autonomous weapon systems (AWS) – robotic weapons that once activated, are able to make the decision as to who to target or harm without any further human intervention or control[1] – presents several legal, ethical, and security challenges. There is no agreement among states on how this emerging technology should be governed. Do we need new laws or are existing ones adequate? If existing laws are inadequate to govern AWS, should the international community turn to ethics to fill the gaps? These are the questions that are answered in this piece.
Chengeta, Thompson
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Chengeta, Thompson
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Chengeta, Thompson (2020) International law governance of autonomous weapon systems and the turn to ethics. University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy.

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The cutting-edge technology of autonomous weapon systems (AWS) – robotic weapons that once activated, are able to make the decision as to who to target or harm without any further human intervention or control[1] – presents several legal, ethical, and security challenges. There is no agreement among states on how this emerging technology should be governed. Do we need new laws or are existing ones adequate? If existing laws are inadequate to govern AWS, should the international community turn to ethics to fill the gaps? These are the questions that are answered in this piece.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 16 April 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 443232
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/443232
PURE UUID: d586f6b0-4c51-45eb-8258-2af04cc3b690
ORCID for Thompson Chengeta: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8098-1993

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Date deposited: 18 Aug 2020 16:31
Last modified: 12 Dec 2021 10:33

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