Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (GGE LAWS)

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Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Geneva, Switzerland

The Group of Governmental Experts on Emerging Technologies in the Area of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (GGE LAWS) will meet on 25-29 March 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland.

The group was established following a decision taken in 2016 by the High Contracting Parties to the Convention on the Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects (Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons - CCW), and is mandated to examine issues related to emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) in the context of the objectives and purposes of the CCW. 

The group has an open-ended nature, and is open to all High Contracting Parties and non-State Parties to the CCW, international organisations, and non-governmental organisations. It is expected to submit a report to the 2017 Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention.

For more information, visit the group webpage.

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