Drones and the European Union: Prospects for a Common Future

Author (Person)
Publisher
Series Title
Series Details February 2018
Publication Date February 2018
ISBN 978-1-78413-259-0
Content Type

Further information

+ The debate over the use of drones was an opportunity for states to identify elements of military practice that their publics found uncomfortable or troubling, and to explain these areas of military operations in context.

+ Countries would benefit from working together to identify accountability gaps arising from fundamental elements of military cooperation, including the role of intelligence transfers in joint operations, and the distribution of responsibility for lethal actions in the context of coalition operations.

+ Transparency in investigation procedures, as well as devoting sufficient resources towards ensuring that mistakes were identified, would improve the perception of drone use among domestic audiences.

+ Identifying and communicating common standards and practices of mitigating complicity should be a priority for countries to ensure that they didnot unwittingly become complicit in unlawful lethal operations.

+ Although operational safety may hinder the ability of states to be completely transparent, understanding among the general public could be improved through the communication of policies and procedures regarding non-lethal assistance to partner states conducting lethal operations, both inside and outside the context of an armed conflict.Chatham House published a research paper called Drones and the European Union: Prospects for a Common Future in February 2018. The debate over the use of drones was an opportunity for states to identify elements of military practice that their publics found uncomfortable or troubling, and to explain these areas of military operations in context.

Source Link https://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/files/chathamhouse/publications/research/2018-02-05-drones-eu-mcdonald.pdf
Related Link(s)
European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service: Study, June 2017: Towards an EU common position on the use of armed drones http://www.europeansources.info/record/towards-an-eu-common-position-on-the-use-of-armed-drones/
NATO Review, 28.07.17: Autonomous military drones: no longer science fiction http://www.europeansources.info/record/autonomous-military-drones-no-longer-science-fiction/
Chatham House: Expert Comment, 02.05.18: Banning Autonomous Weapons Is Not the Answer https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/banning-autonomous-weapons-not-answer
UN: UNOG: Disarmament: Background on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems in the CCW https://www.unog.ch/80256EE600585943/(httpPages)/8FA3C2562A60FF81C1257CE600393DF6?OpenDocument

Subject Categories ,
Countries / Regions