A presentation of our very new colleague, dr. Nathan Wood, will be given this Wednesday 24th January at 10 AM in Celetná office.

The abstract: It explores the legal principle of distinction in International Humanitarian Law, showing what the letter of the law states, and arguing that many discussions of autonomous weapons misunderstand the precise demands of distinction. The article goes on to stress that distinction is primarily about *attacks* not *weapons*, and so with regards to autonomous weapons, the principle will not favor or undermine any weapon system as such, but will speak in favor of or against *certain uses of those systems*. The article concludes by showing that accepted practice regarding weapons choice and distinction further undermines objections to autonomous weapons based on distinction.