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Beyond the Geneva Conventions - An Analysis of Different Approaches to International Humanitarian Law

Schmedding, Paula (2021) Beyond the Geneva Conventions - An Analysis of Different Approaches to International Humanitarian Law.

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Abstract:The rise in military AI has led scholars and policy-makers alike to question the sufficiency of the Geneva Conventions and International Humanitarian Law more generally. With increasing development of these emerging technologies, many are left wondering about the future of International Humanitarian Law. For that purpose, this research examines the current discussions on the issue and provides an overview on the different approaches to a revision of International Humanitarian Law fit for regulating military AI. This is done by conducting a content analysis of the discussions in the Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems. The group’s sessions from 2017 to 2020 are taken into account. By analyzing the various contributions to and outputs of the group a clear picture of the dynamics, discussions, and potential outcomes of the regulatory process is given. The research finds that disagreement on the defining characteristics and the appropriate means to regulate military AI remains
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 88 social and public administration, 89 political science
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/87847
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