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Targeted killing in international law

Author: Nils Melzer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Oxford monographs in international law.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the international lawfulness of state-sponsored targeted killings in military and police operations. Through an exhaustive analysis of recent state practice and jurisprudence,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nils Melzer
ISBN: 9780199533169 0199533164 9780199577903 0199577900
OCLC Number: 173498638
Awards: Winner of JOINT WINNER OF THE PAUL GUGGENHEIM PRIZE 2009.
Description: liv, 468 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The notion of 'targeted killing' --
Current trend towards legitimization --
Targeted killing in contemporary legal doctrine --
The analysis --
The paradigm of law enforcement --
Law enforcement and the conventional human right to life --
Law enforcement and the protection of life under international humanitarian law --
Law enforcement and the non-conventional human right to life --
Permissibility of targeted killing as a method of law enforcement --
The paradigm of hostilities --
The principle of distinction under international humanitarian law --
Means and methods in the conduct of hostilities --
Human rights law and the paradigm of hostilities --
Permissibility of targeted killing as a method of conducting hostilities --
Comparative conclusions --
Epilogue : targeted killing and the rule of law.
Series Title: Oxford monographs in international law.
Responsibility: Nils Melzer.

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