Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons -Group of Governmental Experts

Overview

The third CCW Meeting of Experts on LAWS took place from 11 to 15 April 2016 in Geneva. The Meeting was chaired by Ambassador Michael Biontino of Germany.

The 2015 CCW Meeting of States Parties agreed to the following mandate for the Meeting of Experts:

"The Meeting decided to convene an informal meeting of experts of up to five days during the week of 11 to 15 April 2016 to discuss further the questions related to emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS), in the context of the objectives and purposes of the Convention. The Chairperson of the meeting of experts will submit a report in his personal capacity to the 2016 Fifth Review Conference of High Contracting Parties to the Convention. The meeting of experts may agree by consensus on recommendations for further work for consideration by the 2016 Fifth Review Conference."

An advanced version of the Report of the Informal Meeting of Experts on LAWS under the Chair's personal responsibility is now available.

An advanced version of the recommendations for further work on LAWS to be considered by the 2016 Review Conference, as agreed on by consensus at the Meeting of Experts, is now available.

Attached is the list of experts, who made presentations during the Meeting of Experts.