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Targeted Killing in International Law.

Author: Nils Melzer
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2014.
Series: Oxford monographs in international law.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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, the book 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
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Melzer, Nils.
Targeted Killing in International Law.
Oxford : OUP Oxford, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nils Melzer
ISBN: 9780191559808 0191559806 9780191806452 0191806455
OCLC Number: 960165764
Notes: 2. International Armed Conflict.
Description: 1 online resource (523 pages).
Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Acknowledgements; Contents-Summary; List of Abbreviations; Table of Cases; Table of Treaties; Other Materials; A. State Practice and Legal Doctrine; I. The Notion of 'Targeted Killing'; 1. Definition; 2. Terminology; II. Current Trend towards Legitimization; 1. Germany: Limits of Formal Legalization; 2. Switzerland: Exculpation instead of Legislation; 3. United Kingdom: 'Shoot-to-Kill' Policing; 4. Israel: State Policy of Targeted Killing; 5. United States: The Global 'War on Terrorism'; III. Targeted Killing in Contemporary Legal Doctrine. 1. American Discussion on Assassination2. Discussion of Targeted Killing under the Law of Interstate Force; 3. Discussion of Targeted Killing under International Humanitarian Law; 4. Discussion of Targeted Killing under Human Rights Law; 5. Specific Progressive Approaches; IV. The Analysis; 1. Focus on State-Sponsored Targeted Killing; 2. Relevant Normative Frameworks; 3. Conceptual Approach; B. Law Enforcement; V. The Paradigm of Law Enforcement; 1. The Basic Concept of Law Enforcement; 2. The Normative Paradigm of Law Enforcement; 3. Conclusion. VI. Law Enforcement and the Conventional Human Right to Life1. Protection from 'Arbitrary' Deprivation of Life; 2. Protection from 'Intentional' Deprivation of Life; 3. Convergence of Material Scopes; 4. Derogation from the Conventional Right to Life; 5. Scope of Applicability of the Conventional Right to Life; VII. Law Enforcement and the Protection of Life under International Humanitarian Law; 1. Potential Relevance of IHL for the Law Enforcement Paradigm; 2. Basic Prohibition on Deprivations of Life; 3. Example of Personal Jurisdiction: Prisoners of War. 4. Example of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction: Occupied Territories5. Example of Domestic Jurisdiction: Non-International Armed Conflict; 6. Conclusion: The Law Enforcement Paradigm under IHL; VIII. Law Enforcement and the Non-Conventional Human Right to Life; 1. Lack of Universality of the Conventional Right to Life; 2. Source of the Non-Conventional Right to Life; 3. The Customary Nature of the Right to Life; 4. Substantive Scope of the Non-Conventional Right to Life; 5. Territorial Scope of the Non-Conventional Right to Life; 6. The Peremptory Nature of the Right to Life. IX. Permissibility of Targeted Killing as a Method of Law Enforcement1. Applicability of the Law Enforcement Paradigm; 2. Requirement of Sufficient Legal Basis; 3. Requirement of Absolute Necessity; 4. Requirement of Proportionality; 5. Requirement of Precaution; 6. Summary; C. Hostilities; X. The Paradigm of Hostilities; 1. The Prerequisite of an Armed Conflict; 2. The Concept of Hostilities; 3. The Principle of Military Necessity; 4. Relevant Normative Frameworks and Provisions; XI. The Principle of Distinction under International Humanitarian Law; 1. Basic Outline of the Principle.
Series Title: Oxford monographs in international law.

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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, the book 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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