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Autonomous Weapon Systems and International Humanitarian Law: A Reply to the Critics


Michael N. Schmitt


Naval War College - Stockton Center for the Study of International Law; University of Exeter Law School; Harvard Law School (PILAC)

December 4, 2012

Harvard National Security Journal Feature (2013)

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Examines the international humanitarian law implications of autonomous weapon systems. Responds to criticism, such as Human Rights Watch's Losing Humanity report.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 37

Keywords: international humanitarian law, law of armed conflict, robots, autonomous

JEL Classification: K33

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Date posted: December 5, 2012 ; Last revised: February 9, 2013

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Schmitt, Michael N., Autonomous Weapon Systems and International Humanitarian Law: A Reply to the Critics (December 4, 2012). Harvard National Security Journal Feature (2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2184826 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2184826

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Naval War College - Stockton Center for the Study of International Law ( email )
686 Cushing Road
Newport, RI 02841
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HOME PAGE: http://www.usnwc.edu/Academics/Faculty/Michael-Schmitt.aspx
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United Kingdom
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