RUSI JournalVolume 160Issue 6members only

New Technologies and Design for the Laws of Armed Conflict

Military systems exploiting new technologies can be engineered to comply fully with International Humanitarian Law through a properly planned procurement process

Military systems exploiting new technologies must meet the requirements of International Humanitarian Law (IHL), but advanced processing and networks raise problems for legal reviews. Tony Gillespie examines the engineering solutions to these challenges, especially the problems of increased system complexity and increased autonomy. He concludes that full compliance with IHL can be achieved as part of a properly planned procurement process, even for

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