Death from the sky : international legal and practical issues on the use of armed drones
Mélanie De Groof
Drones and unmanned aerial systems : legal and social implications for security and surveillance
Cham [etc.] : Springer, 2016
p. 131-156 : diagr.
Bibliographie : p. 152-156. - Photocopies
The international media, on a regular basis, mentions targeted killings of terrorists in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, and the Palestinian territories by drones deployed by distant States, such as the USA and Israel. States turn to armed drones because of their free-ranging capacity to eliminate human targets anywhere on the planet. Given that there seems to be no turning back for the logic of the use of armed drones, the actual challenge is not to delegitimize their use but rather to regulate this practice. Therefore, this chapter focuses on the most important rules of public international law that apply to drone attacks both in and outside the context of an armed conflict.