Remotely piloted aircraft and international law

31-03-2013 Article, by Nathalie Weizmann

This article focuses on certain questions of legality in military and security operations through the lens of existing international law. International Humanitarian Law, which governs the use of UAVs in armed conflict, and international human rights law, which applies to their use in situations that do not amount to armed conflict, can provide frameworks in which to consider some of the common concerns that have been expressed about the ways UAVs are used.

Extracted from Hitting the target ? - How new capabilites are shaping international intervention. edited by Michael Aaronson and Adriand Johnson, © The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies.

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