The meaning of Moscow: "Non-lethal" weapons and international law in the early 21st century

30 September 2005 David P. Fidler

This article analyses the relationship between "non-lethal" weapons and international law in the early 21st century by focusing on the most seminal incident to date in the short history of the "non-lethal" weapons debate, the use of an incapacitating chemical to end a terrorist attack on a Moscow theatre in October 2002.

About the author

David P. Fidler
Professor of Law

Professor of Law and Harry T. Ice Faculty Fellow, Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, USA.