Friday, December 5, 2008

Does the Targeted Killing of Terrorists Violate International Law?

Israel Does the targeted killing of terrorists violate international law?  How about the killing of innocent bystanders? 

The Israel Supreme Court issued a ruling on these questions in Public Committee Against Torture v. State of Israel, a case decided in December 2006.  An introductory note to that case was published in the International Legal Materials, a great publication from the American Society of International Law.  (If you don't know the I.L.M., check with your law library.)

Click here to read more.  After clicking on the link, click on "download" to read the introductory note. 


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There's also Nils Melzer's new book on the subject, Targeted Killings in International Law (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008), and at the website of the The Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) one should see the webpage on International Humanitarian Law and Targeted Killings, the link to which is here: (See the e-Library, 'browse by topic,' IHL and Targeted Killings).

Posted by: Patrick S. O'Donnell | Dec 7, 2008 12:01:54 AM

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