30 March 2018
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. The Seminar was organised by the South African Research Chair in International Law, University of Johannesburg in collaboration with the African Union and the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots.
The Seminar was coordinated by Her Excellency Sabine Böhlke-Möller, Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of Namibia and Dr Thompson Chengeta from the South African Research Chair in International Law. The AU Seminar was held in preparation for the upcoming session of the Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) working on the issue of Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems in the framework of the United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons. The GGE session is scheduled for 8-13 April 2018.