SafeGround Blog

Commentary and updates from the SafeGround team

Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

While the idea of ‘killer robots’ or lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) that may select and engage targets without meaningful human control may...
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Safe Ground’s Continued Pacific Research

Although World War 2 ended over 70 years ago, many communities in what was the Pacific area of operations are still living with dangerous legacies...
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An Independent and Peaceful Australia

On the 50th anniversary of the agreement and opening of the Pine Gap joint military base between Australia and the US, the Independent Peaceful...
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ICAN Pacific Roundtable

On Monday November 21 I attended the ICAN roundtable focusing on the banning of nuclear weapons by Pacific Islands nations. In addition to those of us physically present a number of people joined the meeting via Skype, enabling representation from the Marshall...

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Nuclear Ban Moves One Step Closer

United Nations disarmament talks ended in Geneva on August 19, with 107 nations backing a report recommending that a conference be held next year to negotiate “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”. An...

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Congratulations to Cuba!

Congratulations to Cuba!

Cuba has now acceded to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CMC) a move which is politically and strategically important. Cuba made a pledge to join the treaty in September 2015 and has now followed through to become a state party. Historically Cuba has been critical...

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