The Geneva Conventions in 21st century warfare : how the Conventions should treat civilians' direct participation in hostilities : introduction : targeting in an asymmetrical world / D. A. Jeremy Telman
The Geneva Conventions in 21st century warfare : how the Conventions should treat civilians' direct participation in hostilities : introduction : targeting in an asymmetrical world
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Valparaiso University law review, Vol. 46, no. 3, 2012, p. 697-728
D. A. Jeremy Telman
Part I of this Introduction lays out the framework created by the Geneva Conventions (“the Conventions”) and their Additional Protocols (“AP I” and “AP II” respectively) within which targeting decisions are made. It also addresses the recent efforts by the International Committee of the Red Cross (“ICRC”) to provide guidelines for state actors confronting non-combatants who directly participate in hostilities. In Part II, this Introduction summarizes two contributions to this Issue that highlight ways in which the United States has primarily relied on domestic mechanisms in attempting to devise strategies that can address the problems that have arisen in asymmetrical conflicts—such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan. Finally, in Part III, the Introduction summarizes three contributions to this Issue that propose ways forward through transnational mechanisms that will enable states to address the challenges of the new warfare without violating LOAC principles or compromising national security.