Nobel Laureate Jody Williams speaks at the UAB

Jody Williams
Jody Williams. Credits: Justin Hoch, CC BY 2.0

On Friday 12 April, Jody Williams, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, participated in an event included in the Stop Killer Robots campaign. The event was held at the Rectorat building.

09/04/2019

Jody Williams, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 and president since 2006 of the Nobel Women's Initiative, participated on Friday 12 April in an event included in the Stop Killer Robots campaign, which was held at the conference hall of the Rectorat building. Also participating were UAB lecturers and members of the International Commitee for Robot Arms Control (ICRAC) Roser Martínez Quirante and Joaquín Rodríguez Álvarez, as well as representative of the Study Centre for Peace J.M. Delàs Pere Brunet. The main objective of this event was to present the Stop Killer Robots campaign actions towards the creation of an internationaly treaty for the prohibition of autonomous weapon systems.

Jody Williams was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1997 for her work in campaigning for a ban on landmines and cluster bombs, as well as the disposal of all remaining landmines. She is one of the coordinators of of the Stop Killer Robots campaign, made up of various groups fighting against the use of this type of military technology.

 

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