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Presentation of the Book: Lethal Autonomous Weapons

May 3 @ 08:00 - 17:00 UTC+1

A challenge for international humanitarian law, human rights, international security and disarmament

The session will take place in person at the “Saló de Graus” of the Faculty of Law of the University of Barcelona, located at Av. Diagonal, 684, 08034 – Barcelona, Spain.

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Book summary

Law, like politics and our own life, faces enormous questions that originate from the growing and innovative scientific-technological applications. Such is the case addressed in the book that is the subject of the presentation: the challenges posed by lethal autonomous weapons, an arms advance that includes the use of emerging technologies for the design of lethal weapons for military and security purposes, endowed with almost autonomy absolute power to perform critical functions (such as targeting and attack) and therefore with little – or no – level of significant human control.

Over time, autonomous weapons have occupied spaces in the media, in the cinema and, progressively, in specialized study and reflection. Today its legal, strategic, moral and ethical implications are the subject of intense discussions among governments, the private sector and civil society in general. For this reason, this work is especially relevant, since it offers the reader an academic, interdisciplinary, cross-sectional and prospective analysis of the promises and risks that these weapons represent for humanity.

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Dr. Pere Brunet, emeritus professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and researcher at the J.M. Of the.

Dr. Jordi Bonet Pérez, Professor of Public International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Barcelona.

Dr. Milton J. Meza Rivas, author of the work and associate professor of Public International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Barcelona.


Due to the capacity limit, it is appreciated to notify your attendance by sending your name and surname to info@diar.org.


Those who cannot attend the session will have the possibility to follow it via live streaming. In this case, she should send a message to info@diar.org to send her the online access link to the event.


May 3
08:00 - 17:00 UTC+1
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Saló de Graus, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Avinguda Diagonal, 684
Barcelona, Catalunya 08034 Spain
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Milton J. Meza Rivas