Supports the negotiation of a legally binding instrument.
Djibouti has participated in a number of Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) meetings on autonomous weapons systems since 2016.
Djibouti supports the negotiation of a legally binding instrument on autonomous weapons systems. On 13 April 2018, at the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on lethal autonomous weapons systems, Djibouti stated that they ‘would like the development of lethal weapon systems to be prohibited and continue discussions within the framework of the CCW and arrive at a new protocol banning autonomous weapons’.Statement by Djibouti, CCW Group of Governmental Experts on LAWS, April 13 2018, http://reachingcriticalwill.org/images/documents/Disarmament-fora/ccw/2018/gge/statements/13April_Djibouti.pdf
Djibouti is a member of the African Group and the Arab Group within the United Nations, and is a member of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). The African Group, the Arab Group and the NAM support the negotiation of a legally binding instrument on autonomous weapons systems. Djibouti also aligned itself with a strong statement delivered by South Africa on behalf of the African group in 2018 in support of a legally binding instrument, which stated that ‘Fully autonomous weapons systems or LAWS that are not under human control should be banned, even so, before they come into existence. Until this ban is achieved, which we hope would be sooner than later, the African Group calls for a moratorium on the development and manufacture of such weapons systems without impediments or constraints on the use and transfer of the relevant emerging technologies for peaceful and civilian purposes…Given the seriousness of this issue and its possible disruptive implications, the African Group joins States and organisations recommending the conclusion of a legally binding instrument on the issue at hand at the earliest’.Statement delivered by South Africa on behalf of the African Group at the CCW Group of Governmental Experts on LAWS, 9-13 April 2018, … Continue reading
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