- Foster binding international standards that control the supply of weapons and promote initiatives that reduce the demand for conventional weapons
- Promote stronger and more transparent Canadian military export controls
- Promote stronger and more transparent military export controls
- Support Canadian and international implementation of the UN Programme of Action on small arms
- Draw attention to the links between armed-violence reduction and development
Recent Posts on Conventional Weapons
On killer police robots and weaponization of autonomous systemsJuly 19, 2016
Recent developments in autonomous systems, such as self-driving cars and mobile robotics, are exciting. Proponents promise that they will reduce the number of casualties in car accidents and allow machines to do dangerous jobs. But advances in autonomous technology have still raised concerns. One relates to its weaponization. In early July Dallas police used a bomb-disposal robot to kill a ...
How should Canada respond to the threat of killer robots?June 20, 2016
Lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS), more commonly known as killer robots, are an emerging topic in international security discussions. These weapons would be able to target, select, and kill without any human input. There is still debate about the timeframe for the development of LAWS, with some experts suggesting that such technology is only a few years away, while others ...
Workshop: Meaningful Human Control and Lethal Autonomous Weapons SystemsJune 1, 2016
When: 8:30am- 4:00pm April 5, 2016 Where: ROOM 1-23 67 ERB STREET WEST, WATERLOO, ON Cost: Free Lethal autonomous weapons systems, sometimes called killer robots, have been getting a lot of international attention lately. Indeed, the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, held from January 20-23, had a session on them. The WEF also raised the topic of killer robots ...