It’s the stuff of science fiction: machines that make decisions about who and when to kill. Referred to as “autonomous weapons”, they’re already in use to some degree. But as more sophisticated systems are being developed we wanted to an expert in the field about whether such systems comply with international humanitarian law and what it means for humanity to give machines the power over human life and death.
For the first time in its 150-year-plus history, the Movement has approved a Movement-wide logo representing all its components — the ICRC, National Societies and the IFRC. The new logo — a cross and a crescent partially encircled by the words ‘International Movement’ — does not replace existing logos of Movement components. Rather, it is to be used exceptionally, for representation, communication, global fund-raising and promotional activities and to represent Movement components collectively on matters of global concern or interest.