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The Soldier as an Autonomous Weapon

Or Bassok, Assistant Professor at the School of Law of the University of Nottingham

From a legal perspective, what is the difference between human soldiers and autonomous weapon systems? Eliav Lieblich and Eyal Benvenisti answer that in combat, soldiers are under the legal duty to exercise constant administrative discretion while autonomous weapons cannot exercise such discretion. I argue that in making this argument, Lieblich and Benvenisti fail to understand…

Jun 2020