We already have some autonomous weapons – so talk of any ban should focus on where we draw the line on what is acceptable, and what is not. Can we at least agree on that?
The evidence in the report is compelling, but experts explain there are many barriers to global leaders taking action.
If the liberal international order is to survive, countries like Canada will need to defend international human rights law.
The Rwanda Tribunal convicted people for indescribably horrific crimes and some are asking for early release.
A standard element of international humanitarian law since 1899 should guide countries as they consider banning lethal autonomous weapons systems.
Kofi Annan's tenure began after the reintroduction of two important international security lexicons -- peacebuilding and human security.
While his appointment as UN Secretary-General was a huge breakthrough, Kofi Annan also led the organisation through some of its ugliest moments.
He left an enduring legacy of embedding democracy and involving civil society in the pursuit of peace.
Kofi Annan was the first UN employee to rise to the position of Secretary General but his tenure also had a darker side.
States' approaches to challenges of forced displacement and migration often fail to acknowledge a sometimes competing, but always essential, consideration – the basic dignity of the human person.
A UN committee has identified numerous ways in which Australia is falling short on the rights of women and children – it must now take the committee's recommendations seriously.
A new strategy from the UN secretary general challenges the world to explain why it's not doing more to defuse the nuclear threat.
An investigative work by journalist Judi Rever is an indictment, describing massacres committed by the Kagame regime so as to establish their qualification as a genocide.
Laws in Mauritius allow minors to marry while some cultures on the island are tolerant of child marriage.
Australia's record on women's rights will come under scrutiny, including its treatment of Indigenous women and girls, sexual harassment and violence against women.
While not exactly surprising coming from the Trump administration, backing out of a major UN body is bound to have serious consequences.
A scholar who visited Rohingya camps in Myanmar found little hope of a safe return home for refugees, who are currently living in camps in neighboring Bangladesh.
The UN's Responsibility to Protect framework for safeguarding civilians against atrocities could help resolve the Gaza crisis.
The short term interests of investors could lead to long term problems in sub-Saharan Africa.
The death penalty and military intervention to combat poaching, isn't the answer to saving endangered species.