First Session of the CCW Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, 9-13 April 2018 Agenda item 6(b): Further consideration of the human element in the use of lethal force; aspects of human-machine interaction in the development, deployment and use of emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapons systems (11 April 2018) Statement by PAKISTAN (Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor)

Mr. Chairman,   We thank you for the useful compilation of views emailed yesterday.   Pakistan believes that the absence of human control over weapons with autonomous functions will fundamentally change the nature of war. LAWS are by nature unethical, because there is no longer a human in the loop and the power to make…