Unmanned aerial vehicles : humanization from international humanitarian law
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Wisconsin international law journal, Vol. 32, no. 3, Fall 2014, p. 521-546
This article begins with a typology of drones followed by a study of legal issues surrounding the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. These include impact on the principles of distinction and proportionality as well as the issue of accountability for breaches of international humanitarian law. The article then gives an overview of the present use and manufacture of drones worldwide and focuses on the Japanese approach to drones, in relation to the tension that recently arose between China and Japan over Chinese drones flying over the disputed territory of the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands in the East China Sea.
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