Bosnia and Herzegovina has participated in a number of Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) meetings on autonomous weapons systems.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has not yet declared its position on the negotiation of a legally binding instrument on autonomous weapons systems.
At the 78th UN General Assembly First Committee in 2023, Bosnia and Herzegovina voted in favour of resolution L.56 on autonomous weapons systems, along with 163 other states. Resolution L.56 stressed the ‘urgent need for the international community to address the challenges and concerns raised by autonomous weapons systems’, and mandated the UN Secretary-General to prepare a report, reflecting the views of member and observer states on autonomous weapons systems and ways to address the related challenges and concerns they raise from humanitarian, legal, security, technological and ethical perspectives and on the role of humans in the use of force.
During April 2018, at the GGE on LAWS, Bosnia and Herzegovina aligned itself with a statement delivered by the European Union (EU), which stated that ‘We firmly believe that humans should make the decisions with regard to the use of lethal force, exert sufficient control over lethal weapons systems they use, and remain accountable for decisions over life and death’.Statement by the European Union, CCW Group of Governmental Experts on LAWS, 09 April 2018, https://reachingcriticalwill.org/images/documents/Disarmament-fora/ccw/2018/gge/statements/9April_EU.pdf
|Statement by the European Union, CCW Group of Governmental Experts on LAWS, 09 April 2018, https://reachingcriticalwill.org/images/documents/Disarmament-fora/ccw/2018/gge/statements/9April_EU.pdf