Focus on National Regulations on LAWS and Military AI (2021)

While the CCW debate on LAWS has hitherto focused primarily on an international approach to regulating autonomous weapon systems, this report sheds light on national approaches to grasping such systems and their enabling technologies, highlighting common challenges as well as potential solutions. Rather than providing a comprehensive analysis of all CCW States Parties, the focus lies on give case studies: the US, Russia, China, Japan, and Germany in combination with the EU. Based on the analysis, the report presents key takeaways and recommendations, aimed at supporting the GGE States Parties in developing possible measures and best practice on emerging technologies in the area of LAWS.

Focus on National Regulations on LAWS and Military AI, August 2021