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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title examines the international lawfulness of state-sponsored targeted killings in military and police operations. Analysing recent state practice and jurisprudence, it establishes when targeted killing may be considered lawful, and what legal restraints are imposed on the practice in times of war and peace.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Melzer, Nils.
Targeted killing in international law.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008299474
(OCoLC)173498638
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nils Melzer
ISBN: 9780191559808 0191559806 9780191714511 0191714518 1283580292 9781283580298 9780191029875 0191029874
OCLC Number: 405581282
Awards: Winner of JOINT WINNER OF THE PAUL GUGGENHEIM PRIZE 2009.
Description: 1 online resource.
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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