Lunch Briefing

Tuesday 10 April 2018, 12:30 - 13:30

Killer robots in the battlefield and the alleged accountability gap for war crimes

Paola Gaeta

Professor of International Law

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The rapid development of military robots designed to select and attack military targets without the intervention of a human operator raises new challenges, including in the field of accountability for war crimes.

This Lunch Briefing will discuss whether and to what extent there is the risk of an accountability gap for the war crimes eventually committed by a killer robot because of an erroneous autonomous targeting decision.

Paola-Gaeta.png (Paola-Gaeta.png)Paola Gaeta was Professor of International Law at the University of Florence. In 2007, she became Professor of International Criminal Law at the University of Geneva and Director of the LL.M. in International Humanitarian Law at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights she led from 2010 to 2014.
Her principal areas of expertise include, amongst others, international criminal law, international immunity law and conflicts of jurisdiction in criminal matters.