First Session of the CCW Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, 9-13 April 2018  

  General Exchange of Views – 9 April 2018 (Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of PAKISTAN)   Mr. Chairman,   I would like to begin by congratulating you on your re-appointment as the Chairman of this Group of Governmental Experts and assuring you of my delegation’s full support and cooperation. We thank you…

First Session of the CCW Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, 9-13 April 2018 General Exchange of Views – 9 April 2018 (Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of PAKISTAN)

Mr. Chairman,   I would like to begin by congratulating you on your re-appointment as the Chairman of this Group of Governmental Experts and assuring you of my delegation’s full support and cooperation. We thank you for the informal consultations undertaken by you in preparation for this meeting.   We align ourselves with the statement…

First Session of the CCW Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, 9-13 April 2018 Agenda item 6(c): Review of potential military applications of related technologies in the context of the Group’s work (12 April 2018) Statement by PAKISTAN (Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor)

Mr. Chairman,   Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) are being described as the next revolution in military affairs, similar to the introduction of gun powder and nuclear weapons in the past. LAWS would indeed fundamentally change the nature of war and have a strong bearing on regional and international peace and security.   As stated…