- 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
Canadians among experts calling for UN action on killer robotsAugust 22, 2017
On August 21, 116 robotics experts from 26 countries, including Canada, signed a letter calling for the United Nations to take action on the issue of lethal autonomous weapons systems, commonly known as killer robots. The letter comes at the start of the 2017 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) in Melbourne, Australia. An open letter signed by more ...
Robocops, drones, and the changing nature of law enforcement: How and when to regulate?July 11, 2017
Recently, Dubai’s police force announced that by the end of the year it will have mini autonomous police cars that feature facial recognition technology, thermal imaging, and built-in drones patrolling the streets. As The Washington Post reports, the vehicles will be able to read licence plates, and record and track suspects, while the built-in drones can be deployed in areas ...
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 ...