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Mary Wareham
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Reluctance of the United States to pressure Saudi Arabia to stop using cluster munitions in #Yemen is causing civilian harm and fuelling a fight that threatens to overshadow the ban treaty's review conference.

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Condemnations of new landmine use in the world's largest minefield show strength of emerging norm against the weapons. #Korea   #DMZ  
Apparent new use of antipersonnel landmines by North Korea in the already heavily mined demilitarized zone with South Korea has been widely condemned.
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Great to see the ranks of the international movement to ban autonomous weapons swell with these open letter signatories
More than 1000 artificial intelligence researchers, scientists, and related professionals have signed an open letter issued in Buenos Aires today that calls for a ban on autonomous weapons that select and engage targets without human intervention, thereby swelling the ranks of the rapidly ...
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The death of Peter Conway is a great loss for New Zealand. He fought tirelessly for workers' rights and was a staunch advocate for social justice, from human rights in Burma to development in the Pacific. We worked together at Oxfam but my fondest memories are of Peter's stories from when he worked for Maadi Caterers--my family's old business--in Wellington.
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Latest research from Human Rights Watch on the Syrian government's use of toxic chemicals--chlorine, refrigerants from fridges and air conditioners--as a weapon in northern Idlib. Disgusting violation of the long-standing norm against the use of toxic chemicals as weapons codified in the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention. The matter seems to be in the Security Council's hands to confirm responsibility now. http://www.hrw.org/news/2015/06/03/syria-new-chemical-attacks-idlib
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After just nine days of deliberations on concerns over "lethal autonomous weapons systems" in 2014 and 2015, it's time for nations to step it up and agree to start negotiating a ban instrument.
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Victims, their relatives, and physical evidence including the distinctive white ribbon from the M77 submunitions provides evidence that cluster munition rockets being used in attacks on Yemen's northern Hajja border communities. Saudi Arabia and/or its coalition partners appear to be responsible.
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Reflections by Association for Aid and Relief of Japan on this Hiroshima Day on the need to prevent fully autonomous weapons from being created and inflicting damage as nuclear weapons have done.
Japan commemorates the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6th and 9th respectively. These attacks killed approximately 140000 people in Hiroshima and 70000 in Nagasaki, most civilians. Ever since then, humankind has been forced to coexist with nuclear ...
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It's a mouthful, but a "Group of Governmental Experts"is what's needed to show that the international talks on killer robots are going somewhere, as the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots explains
After deliberating for two years on questions relating to “lethal autonomous weapons systems” the time has come for states to commit to a more substantive process aimed at achieving an outcome that addresses the multiple concerns raised over the weapons. Nations are due to decide on 13 November ...
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Lots to consider in this brief statement elaborating US views on human rights and moral implications of killer robots. Hope it helps encourage public understanding/debate. 
The United States is committed to ensuring the utmost respect for and adherence to human rights when it comes to the development, use, or export of any weapons system, includingany potential future LAWS.
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Sad, sad day for New Zealand politics, journalism, and the underdog as the country's most loved TV host John Campbell is pushed out of his long-running show at TV3.

Campbell Live exposed abuses, sought to address injustices, and told the story of New Zealand. What a loss.
With cynical timing MediaWorks lowered the boom, effectively giving John Campbell his marching orders at the same time Budget came out.
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Mainstream media coverage of the excellent all-male panel Tumblr site: http://allmalepanels.tumblr.com/ See also the no #manpanels site: http://www.manpanels.org/
A new Tumblr blog has collated examples of all-male panels on TV shows and at academic institutions across the world
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Advocacy Director for the Arms Division of Human Rights Watch | Coordinator of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots | Editor for Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor | Contact for the US Campaign to Ban Landmines
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Artificial intelligence experts call for ban | Campaign to Stop Killer R...
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More than 1000 artificial intelligence researchers, scientists, and related professionals have signed an open letter issued in Buenos Aires

U.S. on Human Rights and the Moral Implications of Lethal Autonomous Wea...
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The United States is committed to ensuring the utmost respect for and adherence to human rights when it comes to the development, use, or ex

Second multilateral meeting opens | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
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A second round of multilateral talks on concerns over weapons systems that would select and attack targets without further human interventio

UN’s Angela Kane on killer robots | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
www.stopkillerrobots.org

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots acknowledges the contributions made by Ms. Angela Kane of Germany, United Nations (UN) High Representativ

2015 CCW meeting on killer robots | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
www.stopkillerrobots.org

The second multilateral meeting on “lethal autonomous weapons systems” by members of the 1980 Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) will

Missile Systems and Human Control | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
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An article that appeared on the front page of The New York Times on 12 November detailing the trend towards autonomous warfare by the United

Talks on Killer Robots to Continue | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
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The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots welcomes the decision taken by nations at the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) at the United Nati

Decision time: More talks in 2015? | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
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Government delegates attending next week's annual meeting of the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) at the United Nations in Geneva wi

Support at the United Nations in New York | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
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Today (October 28), Campaign to Stop Killer Robots coordinator Mary Wareham of Human Rights Watch delivered a statement to the United Nation

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So What Exactly Is a 'Killer Robot'?
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Kitchener robotics company backs campaign against killer robots
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Clearpath Robotics may be the first company to endorse an international coalition opposed to the development of killer robots.

Congressional briefing on killer robots | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
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On Tuesday, 15 July, Representative Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) convened a “special briefing on killer robots” to discuss issues surrounding the

UN disarmament chief weighs in | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
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United Nations disarmament chief Angela Kane stated this week (2 July) that “there is a widespread view” that weapons systems that have the

Nations confront killer robots challenge | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
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At the first multilateral meeting ever held on killer robots, nations have recognized the need to confront the challenge of fully autonomous

Science fiction may become reality with 'killer robots' - ucanews.com
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Science fiction may become reality with 'killer robots'. Concerns grow over weapons that can select targets and kill for themselves

First UN meeting on killer robots | Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
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The first multilateral talks on killer robots open at the United Nations in Geneva (UN) at 10:00 on Tuesday, 13 May. Many of the 117 states