Urgent multilateral action is needed to translate these consensus concepts into meaningful governance.
These elements could be implemented as permanent agreements, or time-limited renewable agreements to incentivize adoption by states concerned about premature prohibitions on future technological advances.
Resources on the Governance &
Operationalization of Human Control
- Human Rights Watch’s “New Weapons, Proven Precedent: Elements of and Models for A Treaty on Killer Robots.”
- Article 36’s “Regulating Autonomy in Weapons Systems.”
- International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) & Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s publication “Limits on Autonomy in Weapon Systems: Identifying Practical Elements of Human Control.“
- Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung New York’s effort on developing “New Alliances for Meaningful Control” entitled “Addressing the threat of autonomous weapons: Maintaining Meaningful Human Control.”
Additional publications have explored a range of policy options for mitigating the risks of weapons systems with a high degree of autonomy, such as “A Path Towards Reasonable Autonomous Weapons Regulation.“