Restricting the preventive use of force : drones , the struggle against non-state actors, and jus ad vim
John Emery and Daniel R. Brunstetter
Preventive force : drones, targeted killing, and the transformation of contemporary warfare
New York : New York University Press, 2016
Bibliographie : p. 280-282
The most controversial drone strikes take place in “in-between spaces”, which are not zones of war where armies fight, nor zones of peace where police action can be undertaken. Therefore, current paradigms for preventive force against non-state actors – law enforcement and international humanitarian law – do not adequately deal with those situations. In order to address the moral obscurity that permeates the in-between spaces where drone strikes take place, this chapter proposes a hybrid law enforcement/war ethic paradigm, termed “jus ad vim” (the just use of force short of war), where elements of law enforcement ethic are blended with the jus ad bellum principle of last resort to form an ethical framework that morally circumscribes the use of preventive force in "in-between spaces".