Bahamas is not a state party to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW). The Bahamas is a member of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM), which supports the negotiation of a legally binding instrument on autonomous weapon systems.Statement by Delegation of the Republic of Indonesia on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement, 77th United Nations General Assembly, 20 October 2022, … Continue reading.
At the 77th session of the UN General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security, in a statement with 69 other states, Bahamas said that it sees ‘an urgent need for the international community to further their understanding and address these risks and challenges by adopting appropriate rules and measures, such as principles, good practices, limitations and constraints.’ Joint Statement on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly First Committee, 21 October 2022, … Continue reading
At the 2023 CARICOM conference on the human impacts of autonomous weapons, the Bahamas joined the CARICOM Declaration on Autonomous Weapons Systems, stating its commitment to ‘support the indispensability of meaningful human control over the use of force and thereby encourage the pursuit of an international legally binding instrument which incorporates prohibitions and regulations on AWS’, and to ‘collaborate on endeavours aimed at negotiating an international legally binding instrument that prohibits unpredictable or uncontrollable AWS capable of using force without meaningful human control, and prohibit those designed or employed to apply force against persons, while implementing regulations for other forms of AWS’.CARICOM Declaration on Autonomous Weapons Systems, https://www.caricom-aws2023.com/_files/ugd/b69acc_c1ffb97ed9024930a3205ae4e34c1b45.pdf
|↑1||Statement by Delegation of the Republic of Indonesia on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement, 77th United Nations General Assembly, 20 October 2022, https://reachingcriticalwill.org/images/documents/Disarmament-fora/1com/1com22/statements/20Oct_NAM.pdf|
|↑2||Joint Statement on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly First Committee, 21 October 2022, https://estatements.unmeetings.org/estatements/11.0010/20221021/A1jJ8bNfWGlL/KLw9WYcSnnAm_en.pdf|
|↑3||CARICOM Declaration on Autonomous Weapons Systems, https://www.caricom-aws2023.com/_files/ugd/b69acc_c1ffb97ed9024930a3205ae4e34c1b45.pdf|