Ethical Implications for the Regulation of LAWS

In June 2018 the panel met for the sixth time and discussed the topic of “Ethics, Norms, and Public Perception”. The respective report discusses the ethical implications for a regulation of weapons with autonomous functions. It examines the link between human dignity and human control and analyses the implications of deontological and consequentialist ethics for a regulation of LAWS.

The report also includes findings from iPRAW fifth meeting on “LAWS – Risks and Opportunities” of April 2018. Those will be further discussed in iPRAW’s concluding report in fall 2018.

Ethical Implications for a Regulation of LAWS, August 2018