1st Meeting - 3rd Session Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems 2021
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Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons – Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

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Item 1 - Opening of the meeting
Item 4 - Organization
of the work of the Group of Governmental Experts
Item 6 - Preparation
of the report for consideration at the Sixth Review Conference of the CCW in
accordance with the decision of the High Contracting Parties in 2019 (paragraph
31 CCW/MSP/2019/9):  
"… explore and agree on possible recommendations on options
related to emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapons
systems, in the context of the objectives and purposes of the Convention,
taking into account all proposals (past, present and future) and the agenda
items as reflected in paragraph 11 and annex I of the Report. In its
discussions under each agenda item the Group shall consider the legal,
technological and military aspects and the interaction between them, and bearing
in mind ethical considerations. Delegations are encouraged to include legal,
technological and military experts.
The Group is to consider the guiding principles, which it
may further develop and elaborate, the work on the legal, technological and
military aspects, the conclusions of the Group, as reflected in its reports of
2017, 2018 and 2019 and use them as a basis for its consensus recommendations
in relation to the clarification, consideration and development of aspects of
the normative and operational framework on emerging technologies in the area of
lethal autonomous weapons systems, in accordance with Decision 1 of the Fifth
Review Conference of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention
(CCW/CONF.V/10), consistent with CCW/CONF.V/2".