This paper has been developed as part of a project focusing on the policy implications for the UK and the EU of the use of armed drones. The analysis draws on discussions that took place at two research workshops and a simulation exercise held at Chatham House in 2019.
The authors argue that the troubling questions raised by armed drone use should not just be a concern for countries that may use them in permissive ways. The EU and the UK, with a shared interest in upholding democratic values, need to work together on developing guidance on best practice for improving transparency and accountability around the use of armed drones.
Authors: Jessica Dorsey & Nilza Amaral
Date: April 2021
Date: April 30, 2021
Authors: Jessica Dorsey (Assistant Professor of International and European Law, Utrecht University)
Nilza Amaral (Project Manager, International Security Programme)