IHRRI made a Presentation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Integration on the campaign to stop Killer Robots.
In a meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 15th March 2022, IHRRI, in her presentation, educated on good robots and their benefits and Killer Robots and the negative effects it poses on multilateral relationships and peaceful, peaceful negotiations coexistence among countries.
During the presentation, Dr. Ayo Ayoola Amale, the President of WILPF Ghana and the National Coordinator of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, appealed to the Minister Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway who was well represented by Mavis Esi Kusorgbor, a Director at the Ministry that it is unacceptable and morally distasteful to allow machines with the power and discretion to take lives without human control to come to being. She emphasized why it is crucial for the Ministry to add its voice and push for Ghana to sign the International Treaty to Ban Killer Robots.
The Director commended IHRRI for the insightful presentation on the campaign to stop Killer Robots and their impact so far with this campaign. She also acknowledged that Killer Robot poses an imminent threat to humanity; she encouraged IHRRI to do more sensitization, she recommended IHRRI to the Board of Ghana’s National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons, whose Vision and Mission is in line with the goals of our Campaign against Killer Robots.