Emerging Technologies of Warfare
Rain Liivoja & Tim McCormack (eds), Routledge Handbook of the Law of Armed Conflict (Routledge, 2016) 603–622
25 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2015 Last revised: 12 Sep 2016
Date Written: October 25, 2015
This chapter addresses some of the key legal implications and regulatory challenges arising from the military applications of advanced and emerging technologies. The chapter begins with information technology and the notion of ‘cyber warfare’. It then turns to robotics, specifically remotely controlled, automated and autonomous military systems, and finally considers nanotechnology. The chapter concludes with a brief reflection on the formal legal review of new means and methods of warfare in the context of emerging technologies of warfare.
Keywords: warfare, military affairs, armed conflict
JEL Classification: K00, K33, K39
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