‘Autonomous Weapons Systems: When is the Right Time to Regulate?’

A new post of the ICRC’s Humanitarian Law & Policy blog probes the ongoing debate surrounding Autonomous Weapons Systems (AWS) regulation. The author (Neil C Renic, Researcher at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg), investigates the appropriately timing of regulating these technologies, and suggests that “the best opportunity to achieve meaningful control over AWS may be when the entry of the technology to the battlefield appears imminent”.