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Title: On the Implications of the Use of Drones in International Law
Author: Saura Estapà, Jaume
Keywords: Aeronaus
Dret internacional
Flying machines
Remote control
International law
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Abstract: On 23 May 2013, President Obama formally acknowledged that the United States (US) had been taking "lethal, targeted action against al-Qaeda and its associated forces, including with remotely piloted aircraft commonly referred to as drones," and that it intended to continue doing so because these actions were "effective" and "legal."1 When these words were pronounced, it was no secret that the US and other countries were embarked in the research, development and use of these unmanned systems.2 As a matter of fact, it was not the first time that high ranking officials of the US had acknowledged this, though little more was officially disclosed.3 After Obama's words, opacity remains the policy concerning the frequency and scope of the use of drones by either the US or any other power that possesses them.4 Not only has the general public lacked enough information: "Even the other two branches of federal government have reportedly not been fully informed of the details of the program."5 Likewise, there seems to be a clear leap between what official spokespeople and apologetic scholars say on the one hand and what actually happens on the ground on the other [...]
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It is part of: Journal of International Law and International Relations, 2016, vol. 12, num. 1, p. 120-150
ISSN: 1712-2998
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Dret Penal, Criminologia i Dret Internacional Públic)

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