Overview

In 2021, the Sixth Review Conference decided that the work of the open-ended Group of Governmental Experts related to emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapon systems (GGE on LAWS) established by Decision 1 of the Fifth Review Conference as contained in document CCW/CONF.V/10, adhering to the agreed recommendations contained in document CCW/CONF.V/2, is to continue, to strengthen the Convention.

In the context of the objectives and purpose of the Convention, the Group is to consider proposals and elaborate, by consensus, possible measures, including taking into account the example of existing protocols within the Convention, and other options related to the normative and operational framework on emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapon systems, building upon the recommendations and conclusions of the Group of Governmental Experts related to emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapon systems, and bringing in expertise on legal, military, and technological aspects.

International law, in particular the United Nations Charter and international humanitarian law, as well as relevant ethical perspectives should guide the continued work of the Group.

At the Sixth Review Conference, it was decided that the GGE on LAWS shall meet for 10 days in Geneva in 2022 (7-11 March and 25-29 July).

The session is broadcast live on https://media.un.org/en/webtvEdit.

CCW/GGE.1/2022/2 - Report of the 2022 session of the GGE on Emerging Technologies in the Area of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

2022 sessions of the GGE on LAWS

First session, 07-11 March 2022

The first session of the 2022 Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems took place on 7-11 March 2022 in Room XX of the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.

Please find all the necessary instructions related to registration for the 1st session of the GGE on LAWS in the Aide-Mémoire dated 21 February 2022

Second session, 25-29 July 2022

The second session of the 2022 Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems took place on 25-29 July 2022 in Room XIX of the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.

Please find all the necessary instructions related to registration for the 2nd session of the GGE on LAWS in the Aide-Mémoire dated 22 June 2022.

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