Namibia is not currently a state party to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW).
Namibia supports the negotiation of a legally binding instrument on autonomous weapons systems. At the 2019 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) First Committee meeting, Namibia stated that ‘we favour the protocol prohibiting lethal autonomous weapons’, and further said that ‘likewise, regulations are required for the use of weapons with certain autonomous capabilities, in particular military drones. These types of weapons are totally incompatible with international humanitarian law.’Statement by Namibia, UN General Assembly First Committee, 24 October 2019, https://media.un.org/en/asset/k15/k15uq8ktpv; please note that this link leads to the full recording of the relevant … Continue reading
Namibia is a member of the African Group and the Non Aligned Movement (NAM), both of which support the negotiation of a legally-binding instrument on autonomous weapon systems.