Saudi Arabia has attended some of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (GGE on LAWS) meetings since 2014.
Saudi Arabia is a member of the Arab Group within the United Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), both of which support the negotiation of a legally binding instrument on autonomous weapons systems. Saudi Arabia has not spoken independently on the need for a legally binding instrument. At the 2020 UN General Assembly First Committee meeting, the NAM stated that there is an ‘urgent need to pursue a legally binding instrument’ on autonomous weapons systems.Statement by Indonesia on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement, UN General Assembly First Committee , 9 October 2020, … Continue reading
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