'Out of the Loop': Autonomous Weapon Systems and the Law of Armed Conflict

4 Harvard National Security Journal 231 (2013)

51 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2013 Last revised: 3 Jul 2014

Michael N. Schmitt

Naval War College - Stockton Center for the Study of International Law; University of Exeter Law School; Lieber Institute, USMA at West Point; Harvard Law School (PILAC)

Jeffrey S. Thurnher

Office of the US Army Judge Advocate General

Date Written: February 5, 2013

Abstract

Examines the law of armed conflict (international humanitarian law) issues surrounding the fielding and use of autonomous weapon systems.

Keywords: autonomous, humanitarian law, law of armed conflict, weapon

Suggested Citation

Schmitt, Michael N. and Thurnher, Jeffrey S., 'Out of the Loop': Autonomous Weapon Systems and the Law of Armed Conflict (February 5, 2013). 4 Harvard National Security Journal 231 (2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2212188

Michael N. Schmitt (Contact Author)

Naval War College - Stockton Center for the Study of International Law ( email )

686 Cushing Road
Newport, RI 02841
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.usnwc.edu/Academics/Faculty/Michael-Schmitt.aspx

University of Exeter Law School ( email )

Exeter, EX4 4QJ
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/law/staff/mschmitt/

Lieber Institute, USMA at West Point ( email )

600 Thayer Rd
West Point, NY 10996
United States

Harvard Law School (PILAC) ( email )

Jeffrey S. Thurnher

Office of the US Army Judge Advocate General ( email )

2200 Army Pentagon
Washington, DC 22204
United States

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