Today, Philip Alston, a highly distinguished human rights expert and U.N. Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, published a report addressing international law issues raised by the policy of “targeted killings”.
See Philip Alston, “Study on Targeted Killings,” (Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Philip Alston, Addendum. (U.N. General Assembly Doc. A/HRC/14/24/Add.6)
May 28, 2010
See also the following:
Peter Finn, “U.N. official: U.S. should end CIA drone attacks in Pakistan,” The Washington Post, May 28,2010
Pankaj Mishra, “America’s exalted capacity for murder, “The Guardian (guardian.co.uk), May 21, 2010
Chase Madar, “How Liberal Law Professors Kill: Harold Koh Learns to Love Bomb Power,” Counterpunch, May 14-16, 2010.
For the most recent article on Targeted Killings (and links to earlier articles) by The Observer, see
“Targeted Killings by Drone Aircraft: A View From India, and Some Observations,”
May 20, 2010
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