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Targeted killing in international law

Author: Nils Melzer
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009
Series: Oxford monographs in international law
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This book conducts an in-depth analysis into the lawfulness of State-sponsored targeted killings under international human rights and humanitarian law. It also addresses the relevance of the law of inter-state force to targeted killings, and the interrelation of the various normative frameworks which may simultaneously apply to operations involving the intentional use of lethal force. Through a comprehensive
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nils Melzer
ISBN: 9780199577903 0199577900
OCLC Number: 489257770
Description: 528 p.
Contents: A. STATE PRACTICE AND LEGAL DOCTRINE ; 1. The Notion of 'Targeted Killing' ; 2. Current Trend towards Legitimization ; 3. Targeted Killing in Contemporary Legal Doctrine ; 4. The Analysis ; B. LAW ENFORCEMENT ; 5. The Paradigm of Law Enforcement ; 6. Law Enforcement and the Conventional Human Right to Life ; 7. Law Enforcement and the Protection of Life under International Humanitarian Law ; 8. Law Enforcement and the Non-Conventional Human Right to Life ; 9. Permissibility of Targeted Killing as a Method of Law Enforcement ; C. HOSTILITIES ; 10. The Paradigm of Hostilities ; 11. The Principle of Distinction under International Humanitarian Law ; 12. Means and Methods in the Conduct of Hostilities ; 13. Human Rights Law and the Paradigm of Hostilities ; 14. Permissibility of Targeted Killing as a Method of Conducting Hostilities ; D. CONCLUSIONS ; 15. Comparative Conclusions ; 16. Epilogue: Targeted Killing and the Rule of Law
Series Title: Oxford monographs in international law
Responsibility: Nils Melzer
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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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