iPRAW is an independent, interdisciplinary group of researchers working on the issue of robotics in general, and lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) specifically. It aims at supporting the current debate within the UN CCW with scientifically grounded information and recommendations.

Between 2017 and 2019 iPRAW published several reports. The group will continue its work from 2020 to June 2022 with an ongoing focus on the issue of human control in the use of force.

The panel is organized by the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik – The German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) (2017-2018 in cooperation with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory). The German Federal Foreign Office financially supports the panel.

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