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Belated Tuesday Linkage

September 3, 2013


Humanitarian Disarmament

  • The ICRC has finally issued a statement on autonomous weapons. [It does not join a call for a ban but states that there must be “certainty” that AWS can be used in compliance with IHL.]
  • In its continued bid for leadership on humanitarian issues, France led a UN meeting on autonomous weapons today.
  • Matthew Kroenig on why US nuclear disarmament is a bad idea.

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Charli Carpenter is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is the author of 'Innocent Women and Children': Gender, Norms and the Protection of Civilians (Ashgate, 2006), Forgetting Children Born of War: Setting the Human Rights
Agenda in Bosnia and Beyond (Columbia, 2010), and ‘Lost’ Causes: Agenda-Setting in Global Issue Networks and the Shaping of Human Security (Cornell, 2014). Her main research interests include national security ethics, the protection of civilians, the laws of war, global agenda-setting, gender and political violence, humanitarian affairs, the role of information technology in human security, and the gap between intentions and outcomes among advocates of human security.