Has not yet declared support for the negotiation of a legally binding instrument.
Kiribati is not a state party to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW). To date, it has not spoken independently on the need for a legally binding instrument on autonomous weapon systems. However, during the 77th session of the UN General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security, in a joint statement with 69 other states, Kiribati 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
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