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Statement on Options for Future Work, CCW meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems

Thank you for the floor Mr. Chairman. Human Rights Watch is a co-founder of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. The only viable option is a legally-binding instrument, one that comprehensively prohibits the development, production, and use of fully autonomous weapons, or Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems, and one that requires meaningful human control over critical combat functions. The partial measures, or more accurately the baby steps, that have been proposed are not justified after six years of work. The lack of ambition and of urgency on the part of some states is shameful. In fact, there is…

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