Second Session of the CCW Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, 27-31 August 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 (28 August 2018) Statement by PAKISTAN (Delivered by Usman Jadoon, Counsellor)

Mr. Chairman,   Pakistan believes that the absence of human control over weapons with autonomous functions will fundamentally change the nature of war. Any weapon that delegates the power to make life and death decisions to machines, which inherently lack compassion and intuition, would be unethical. They will make war even more inhumane.     …

Conference on Disarmament Plenary Meeting, 28 August 2018 Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan

Madam President,   I would like to begin by congratulating you on assuming the Presidency of the CD. You can count on my delegation’s full support and cooperation.   We thank you for circulating the first draft of the CD’s Annual Report right at the start of your presidency last week. The draft is structured…