The legality of targeted-killing operations in Pakistan

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dc.contributor.author Meyer, Y. (Yolandi)
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-10T12:50:23Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-10T12:50:23Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.description.abstract Since 2001 legal scholars have been struggling with the legality and legitimacy of the United States of America’s “war on terror” and its accompanying policy of targeted killings. The consequent application of the policy of targeted killing in Pakistan is especially controversial due to questions regarding the authority of the United States of America to conduct these operations in Pakistani territory. This article considers various aspects of the American policy of targeted killings in Pakistan. These include the background of the policy, the various international legal frameworks applicable to the practice, and aspects of accountability and legality of the practice of targeted killings. Furthermore, the overall legality of the practice in Pakistan is considered, as well as accountability issues, should this practice be found to be illegal in terms of international law. In conclusion, this article finds that, although this practice in Pakistan could be illegal in certain instances, the problem can only be solved through increased political pressure on violating states and enforcement of the existing legal framework. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.unisa.ac.za/default.asp?Cmd=ViewContent&ContentID=13488 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Meyer, Y 2014, 'The legality of targeted-killing operations in Pakistan', Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa, vol. 48, no. 2, pp. 225-247. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0010-4051
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/45446
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of South Africa, Institute for Foreign and Comparative Law en_ZA
dc.rights Institute for Foreign and Comparative Law, UNISA en_ZA
dc.subject Legality en_ZA
dc.subject Legitimacy en_ZA
dc.subject Pakistan en_ZA
dc.subject United States (US) en_ZA
dc.subject Targeted-killing operations en_ZA
dc.subject American policy of targeted killings en_ZA
dc.subject International law en_ZA
dc.title The legality of targeted-killing operations in Pakistan en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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