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Targeted Killing and the Use of Drones

August 6, 2012

About the author(s):

Katharine Fortin is an Assistant Professor at Utrecht University where she teaches international humanitarian law and international human rights. Before joining Utrecht University, she worked at the ICTY, ICC and Norton Rose Fulbright. She is the author of The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2017) which won the 2018 Lieber Prize. Katharine has written widely about the framework of law that applies to armed groups in non-international armed conflicts and she is one of the editors of the Armed Groups and International Law blog. She has recently started a 3-year NWO-Veni research project called ‘Dangerous Liaisons: civilian agency, armed groups and international law’.

Great conversation going on over at Opinio Juris on targeted killings and the use of drones. The posts between Gabor Rona and Michael W. Lewis and associated comments by inter alia Kevin Jon Heller are a continuation of a extended conversation which took place on Lawfare between Kenneth Anderson, Geoffrey Corn, Gabor Rona, Charles Dunlap, Laurie Blank and Michael Lewis. The train of posts that follows the most recent article by Gabor Rona is particularly interesting for its discussion of when individuals associated with an armed group are targetable under international humanitarian law. 

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