4 December 2013 - Ben Emmerson QC and Professor Clarke parliamentary event on drones (part 1)
On 4 December the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on the UN and on Drones hosted a meeting with UN Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson QC and Professor Michael Clarke, Director-General of RUSI. The meeting focussed primarily on Ben Emmerson’s ongoing inquiry into the civilian impact of combat drones, and particularly their use outside of conflict zones.
Part one (below) features Ben Emmerson QC's introductory presentation.
Click here for part two, which features Mr Emmerson's remarks on fully autonomous weapons and Israeli drone use in Gaza, as well as Professor Clarke's comments on UK information sharing with the US and on the trend towards greater autonomy in drone technology.
Click here for part three, which features Mr Emmerson's remarks on the principles of self-defence and imminence, and the UK intelligence sharing with the US. It also includes Professor Clarke raising concerns over the lack of transparency in the US's drone operations.