Challenges in regulating lethal autonomous weapons under international law
Shane R. Reeves, Ronald T. P. Alcala and Amy McCarthy
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Southwestern journal of international law, Vol. 27, no. 1, 2021, p. 101-118
This paper outlines the challenges states face in creating international regulatory schemes for lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS). These challenges arise from several sources: difficulty in defining concepts related to LAWS, disagreements over potential substantive restrictions, and the specific nature of the weapons systems themselves, which may influence states' willingness to be bound by international law.
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