CCW Treaty

CCW LAWS Meeting: U.S. Closing Statement and the Way Ahead

The United States has been a strong supporter of the decision by the States Parties to CCW to adopt a mandate to discuss lethal autonomous weapons systems or LAWS. We continue to believe that CCW, an IHL forum with its mix of policy, military, and technical experts, is the appropriate venue to consider this complex and important topic.

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CCW Informal Meeting of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS)

The United States is committed to ensuring the utmost respect for and adherence to human rights when it comes to the development, use, or export of any weapons system, includingany potential future LAWS.

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U.S. Opening Statement at the CCW Informal Meeting of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

The U.S. delegation is prepared to participate fully in this week’s discussions and while we will make specific comments during the upcoming sessions, we want to take this opportunity to provide some initial thoughts about the work ahead of us.

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U.S. Statement at the Meeting of High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW)

The United States places great value in the CCW as an IHL framework that brings together States with diverse security interests to discuss issues related to weapons which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or that have indiscriminate effects.

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U.S. Opening Statement at the Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Amended Protocol II to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons

The United States continues to demonstrate its commitment to address the humanitarian consequences that can be caused by landmines and other conventional weapons.

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U.S. Delegation Opening Statement at CCW Informal Experts Meeting on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

We are confident that over the next four days we will all come to a better understanding of the varied and complex issues related to lethal autonomous weapons systems.

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U.S. Opening Statement at the Meeting of Parties to the CCW

The United States believes there is value in discussing lethal fully autonomous weapons systems in the CCW.

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U.S. Opening Statement at 15th Conference of Parties to CCW Amended Protocol II

This year the U.S. celebrates a milestone: 20 years of the dedicated multi-agency effort to mitigate the harmful effects of conventional weapons.

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Opening Statement at the 14th Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Amended Protocol II to the CCW

The United States continues to demonstrate its commitment to address the potential humanitarian consequences caused by landmine use

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Opening Statement at the Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the CCW

The United States places great value in CCW as a framework that brings together States with diverse national security interests; we all share the collective goal of balancing military necessity with real concern for the humanitarian consequences of certain conventional weapons.

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