Joshua Hughes

PhD student

Research Overview

My research is about the legality of autonomous weapon systems (AWS), commonly called 'killer robots'. I am looking at: how AWS are covered, and their use governed, by international law; legalities of historical and contemporary situations of automated killings by militaries; legal issues specific to AWS; who is accountable for AWS actions when things go wrong.

The Law of Killer Robots
Hughes, J. 2015
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