As nations convene at the United Nations in Geneva this week to continue deliberations on “lethal autonomous weapons systems” or “killer robots”, it is clear that the diplomatic process is moving too slowly.
On 27 March 2018, the African Union held a High-Level Seminar on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems for African Union Missions to Geneva at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva., Switzerland.
Address by Deputy President David Mabuza during the commemoration of Human Rights Day in Sharpeville, Gauteng.
Toby Fisher is a London-based barrister who acts in a wide range of human rights and public law claims in the United Kingdom and abroad. Between 2012 - 2014, he represented the South African Human Rights Commission in the Marikana Commission of Inquiry into the killing of 44 individuals at a mine in South Africa. Prior to that, he was junior counsel to the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the British press. He is a member of the UK Attorney General’s panel of counsel and is a contributing author to ‘Human Rights Practice’ published by Thomson Reuters. He graduated from Cambridge University with double first class honours and holds a Masters with distinction in international human rights law from the London School of Economics. He is currently assisting Prof Christof Heyns, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, in a revision of the UN Manual on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions.