Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Killer Robots Campaign and the UN Human Rights Council

Update: Killer Robots Campaign and the UN Human Rights Council

23 May 2013

The Aotearoa New Zealand Campaign to Stop Killer Robots has today sent a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs regarding the forthcoming session of the UN Human Rights Council, which will consider the Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions on lethal autonomous robotics, Professor Christof Heyns, next week.

The letter - calling on the government to consider and publicly elaborate on its policy on fully autonomous weapons, particularly with respect to ethical, legal, policy, technical, and other concerns that have been raised in the UN Special Rapporteur's Report and to endorse its four recommendations - is available at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/robots.htm together with the link to the Report of the UN Special Rapporteur, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=520858074628233&l=e1b4fd4d97

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is an international coalition of civil society groups is working pre-emptively to ban lethal autonomous robot weapons ('killer robots') that would have the ability to select and attack targets without any human intervention.

The Aotearoa New Zealand Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is supported by: the Human Rights Foundation, Pax Christi, Peace Movement Aotearoa, Quaker Peace and Service, The Peace Place, and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Aotearoa section. If your organisation would like to be added to the list of supporters, please contact Peace Movement Aotearoa pma@xtra.co.nz with 'Killer Robot Campaign support' in the subject line of your message, thank you.

Peace Movement Aotearoa - the national networking peace organisation
www.converge.org.nz/pma
www.facebook.com/PeaceMovementAotearoa

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Fallout From The Barclay Tape

This is hardly a case of cleaning out your desk and being turfed out onto the pavement.

As others have pointed out, the disgraced Clutha-Southland MP will remain on the public payroll for three months until the election, and for three months afterwards. More>>

 

Ombudsman: Canterbury Schools Reorganisation Mishandled

An investigation into the Canterbury schools reorganisation after the February 2011 earthquakes has found significant gaps and flaws in the Ministry’s engagement and communications with schools and communities. More>>

ALSO:

Law Commission: Contempt Report "Protects Right To Fair Trial"

The proposed Act limits what news media representatives and bloggers can report on court proceedings, but it also makes clearer than the current law where the line is between contempt and freedom of expression. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Our Refugee Intake (And Uber’s Woes)

On figures released this week, there are currently 65.6 million people worldwide who have been displaced from their homes by war, famine or other external causes… More>>

ALSO:

IGIS Report: GCSB Support For Groser WTO Bid Not Illegal

“The inquiry has found that the GCSB did not act unlawfully or improperly in providing assistance to the New Zealand government campaign”, Ms Gwyn said. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: Pike And Houses

There were questions on Pike River mine re-entry after new video from inside the drift was released over the weekend. English maintained a human effort would not be feasible irrespective of any future coalition demands from NZ First. He said the government would continue to work with families on non-manned re-entry. More>>

ALSO:

Flogging A Dead Horse: NZ First Seeks New s59 Referendum

10 years on from the so called “anti-smacking” law - NZ First calls for a binding referendum. NZ First MP Tracey Martin told TVNZ’s Q+A programme that the law change has had a “chilling effect” on NZ parents including herself. More>>

ALSO:

Always Interesting: Internet Party Has New Leader

The Internet Party has a new leader: Suzie Dawson... She currently resides in Moscow, Russia, where she has applied for temporary asylum due to severe persecution she reports being subjected to by those whose corruption she worked to expose.More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog