Note that Protocol IV concerns Blinding laser weapons.

 

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Secretary-General's message to the Fifth Review Conference of High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons 

 

 

 

 

Week of 12th December 2016

5th Review Conference of UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW)

 

Excerpt from UNIDR 

"This week, High Contracting Parties gather in Geneva for the fifth five-yearly Review Conference of the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW). In addition to future work on lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS), the CCW will consider improvised explosive devices (IEDs), among other issues.

 

To coincide with the Review Conference, UNIDIR will release its latest Observation Report, entitled Safety, Unintentional Risk and Accidents in the Weaponization of Increasingly Autonomous Technologies.

 

Other recent UNIDIR resources relevant to CCW discussions, including papers and audio presentations, include outputs on LAWSIEDs, and the use of explosive weapons in populated areas."

 

 

Please refer to section "Emerging Security Threats" of the UNIDIR

 

Lethal Autonomous Weapons 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lethal_autonomous_weapon

Active protection system https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_protection_system e.g. radar-guided guns

 

 

 

#CCWUN review conference concludes today, with a decision, amongst others, to establish a group of governmental experts on LAWS

 

#LAWs: Lethal Autonomous Weapons en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lethal_au… such as en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_pr… Active protection system e.g. radar-guided guns

 

 

La conférence d'examen de la #CCWUN s'est conclue avec, entre autres, décision d'établir un groupe d'experts gouvernementaux sur les SALA.

 

#SALA: Systèmes d'armes létaux autonomes (robots létaux/tueurs): Décision de frappe par intelligence artificielle sans intervention humaine

 

 

"#Ireland believes all weapons should remain under meaningful human control." Full #CCWUN #LAWS statement: dfa.ie/media/dfa/alld

 

 

Some issues are addressed at this French radio show (La Méthode Scientifique) podcast

 

Related tweets:

 

Armes létales autonomes : l'état des débats bit.ly/2hxQ9Cc #LaMethSci

 

Quelles seront les armes de rupture du futur en 2030 ? bit.ly/1Uj8qBo #guerre #LaMethSci

 

Parution 2011 de Bernard Fontaine > Les armes à énergie dirigée : mythe ou réalité ? bit.ly/2h4uoXb #LaMethSci

 

 

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2016-11-25 Ministerial Declaration in support of a relaunch of conventional arms control in Europe

 

Ministerial declaration by Foreign Ministers of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
 
German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt) on Twitter:
"14 like-minded states meet at @GermanyDiplo and call for relaunch of conventional arms control in Europe: t1p.de/eio3
https://twitter.com/GermanyDiplo/status/802139392655687680
 

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#ConventionalArms #ConventionalWarfare #ArmsControl #ConventionalArmsControl

 

 

 

Poland and Denmark also in favour of Conventional #ArmsControl in Europe (according to 2013 declaration) via @PolandMFA

Link

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Russia: "This proposal deserves careful consideration"

"Russia Open for Dialogue on Conventional Arms Control in Europe - Official" via 

 

Link

 

@infobook tweet:

#ArmsControl Initiative proposed by Germany. 14 EU countries joined. Russia: Proposal deserves careful consideration

 

 

Francophone Heads of State and Gov call for entry into force of the "Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty" #CTBT

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Posted 2017-01-05

Vote for German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier​ as « Arms Control Person of the Year » (#ACPOY) until 5th January 2017 
https://www.armscontrol.org/acpoy Arms Control Association​

 

In August 2016, the German Foreign Minister wrote an Op-Ed on an Arms Control Initiative in the European Continent

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/reviving-arms-control-in-europe-by-frank-walter-steinmeier-2016-08.

 

The Minister advanced the goal of « the re-launch of arms control in Europe as a tried and tested means of risk-reduction, transparency, and confidence building between Russia and the West. » 

 

In early October 2016, Russia responded that this proposal deserves careful consideration. It was added that Russia is open to dialogue.
https://sputniknews.com/europe/201610051046016923-arms-control-russia-europe/

 

At the end of November 2016, 14 European States met at the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Auswärtiges Amt​, and called for a relaunch of conventional arms control in Europe. t1p.de/eio3

 

States : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. 

 

French Ministry of Foreign Affairs​ Link http://fdip.fr/ZLPxrFu1  

 

Poland and Denmark had declared being in favor of Arms Control in Europe in 2013.
http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/news/statement_of_foreign_ministers_of_poland__germany_and_denmark_on_conventional_arms_control_in_europe?printMode=true

 

It is known that the Minister of Defense of Poland, Antoni Macierewicz​, as well as the Former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland have received massive citizen complaints of electromagnetic weapon harassment. The Minister of Defense launched an investigation on this issue as he mentioned in March 2016 but did not deliver a briefing six months after as announced. http://www2.information-book.com/mind-control-awareness/state-responses-to-electromagnetic-harassment-poland/ 

On a related issue, it has been written in the news that the Minister wishes to proceed to declassification of military archives http://wpolityce.pl/polityka/275117-bedzie-larum-macierewicz-ujawni-teczki-wojskowych-sluzb-specjalnych-prl-zapowiada-sie-koniec-wielu-karier .

 

Please ask the Foreign Minister of Germany,  @FrankWalterSteinmeier, and the Foreign Minister of France, Jean-Marc Ayrault​, to intervene on the issue of electromagnetic and directed energy weapons via the Weimar Triangle (Grouping of Poland, Germany and France). to intervene on the issue of electromagnetic and directed energy weapons via the Weimar Triangle (Grouping of Poland, Germany and France).

 

Please also ask Donald Tusk​, the President of the European Council (Head of States of the European Union) and former Prime Minister of Poland (for 7 years) for active participation of the EU in the initiative as well as for his personal intervention on the subject. This would be in the context of already announced policies such as:
1.  Implementation Plan of the EU Global Strategy in the area of Security and Defence
2.  EU-NATO Joint Declaration
3. European Defence Action Plan

 

and in particular the framework for countering Hybrid Threats and the creation of the structure of the "EU Hybrid Fusion Cell" within the EU Intelligence and Situation Centre (EU INTCEN) that will work with its NATO counterpart.

 

Reference :http://www2.information-book.com/eu/eu-foreign-security-policy-eu-defense/

 

 

 

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