Frauke Renz

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Frauke Renz is a PhD Candidate writing on state accountability and new trends of warfare, such as private military and security companies as well as autonomous weapon systems. She is a Non-Resident Pacific Forum CSIS Fellow and published on geopolitics and law of the sea. Previously, she was Visiting Researcher at the Georgetown University Law Center as well as the East-West Center.

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Autonomous Weapon Systems

An Opportunity to Change the Conversation on Autonomous Weapon Systems

Those working to ban “killer robots” were clearly distraught when the Chair of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) recently announced that the August 2017 meeting—and, by extension, the inaugural meeting of the Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems—was canceled due to insufficient funding. Disappointed but undeterred, ban advocates proposed that states “move swiftly . .