Autonomous Weapon Systems, the Law of Armed Conflict and the Exercise of Responsible Judgment

U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2019-79

Stephens, Dale. Autonomous Weapon Systems, the Law of Armed Conflict and the Exercise of Responsible Judgment [Online]. Pandora's Box, 2017: 1-13.

Posted: 3 Jul 2019

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Dale Stephens

Adelaide Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics (RUMLAE)

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

Military technology continues to outpace the law. Recent developments in cyber warfare, space warfare and air and missile warfare have generated creative initiatives by groups of lawyers, scientists, military professionals and NGO’s to articulate legal frameworks that confine these technologies to existing legal regimes. These efforts have been underpinned by the enduring hope that such efforts to distill and apply relevant law will ultimately ameliorate the impacts of these new technologies of war and constrain their malevolent potential.

Keywords: Military technology and the law, Autonomous Weapon Systems, The Law of Armed Conflict, Exercise of Responsible Judgment

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Stephens, Dale, Autonomous Weapon Systems, the Law of Armed Conflict and the Exercise of Responsible Judgment (2017). U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2019-79. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3414115

Dale Stephens (Contact Author)

Adelaide Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics (RUMLAE) ( email )

SA 5005
Australia
+61 (0)8 8313 5937 (Phone)

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