Future of International LawSymposium

A Future for International Humanitarian Law

Even With Automatic and Autonomous Weapons

A response to Robert Frau The propositions by Robert Frau, which are based on his longstanding research on unmanned combat vehicles and autonomous weaponry, are twofold: It would be a mistake to conclude that in the conduct of military operations there is no longer a place for human actors and considerations of humanity; on the contrary, the decisive role of responsible commanders and individual soldiers can be supported and facilitated, …