International Committee of the Red Cross

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Established in 1863, the ICRC operates worldwide, helping people affected by conflict and armed violence and promoting the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. It is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and employs some 16,000 people in more than 80 countries. The ICRC is funded mainly by voluntary donations from governments and from National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Neil Davison, scientific and policy adviser in the ICRC's arms unit, contributed one post featured in the "Disarming Our Planet" blog entitled: "Autonomous Weapon Systems: An Ethical Basis for Human Control?".

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Much of the following text is taken from a blog post from the International Committee of the Red Cross: Human Cost of Cyber Operations—Key ICRC Takeaways from Discussion with Tech Experts. ICRC has encouraged readers to share this blog, and they invite feedback from readers. The authors are...

By International Committee of the Red Cross, Joanne Dufour | July 10, 2019 | From Disarmament

The risks of functionally delegating complex tasks – and associated decisions – to sensors and data-driven algorithms is one of the central issues of our time, with serious implications across sectors and societies. Nowhere are these more acute than in relation to decisions to kill, injure and destroy.

By International Committee of the Red Cross | September 17, 2018 | From Disarmament
This week's post in Disarming Our Planet is a statement by Mr Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, reposted here from https://www.icrc.org/en/document/nuclear-weapons-averting-global-catast… ICRC's website as an appeal to States, global leaders, and citizens.
By International Committee of the Red Cross | May 23, 2018 | From Disarmament

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