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Was the Killing of Osama bin Laden Lawful?

Yes. I wouldn’t say beyond any doubt, but for practical purposes very nearly so. As I’ve argued before, there are three bodies of law (potentially) relevant for assessing…

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GoJIL: Student Essay Competition

Wanted Dead or Alive? The Use of Unmanned Drones in Current Conflicts as a Legal Challenge Since his inauguration, US President Barack Obama has ordered over 120 drone attacks on…

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More on Drones, Self-Defense, and the Alston Report on Targeted Killings

First off, some personal news - I am very happy to report that I will be taking up a lectureship at the University of Nottingham School of Law starting this…

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Fragmenting Communities of Interpretation and Authority

Editor's Note: This is the third of a series of posts by Prof. Anderson responding to earlier posts by Brad Roth and Amrita Kapur which…

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Harold Koh on Targeted Killings

Professor Harold Koh, the Legal Adviser of the US State Department had a keynote speech on Thursday at the ASIL conference in which he for the first time articulated the…

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Self-Defense and Non-State Actors: Indeterminacy and the Jus ad Bellum

Self-defense in response to armed attacks by non-state actors is undoubtedly one of the most interesting - and controversial - issues in modern international law. It is of great practical…

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Drones and Targeted Killings: Can Self-Defense Preclude Their Wrongfulness?

Ken Anderson has an excellent, very interesting post regarding the US strategy of using drones for targeted killings of suspected terrorists in Pakistan and elsewhere (a topic we've…

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Are the US Attacks in Pakistan an Armed Attack on Pakistan? A Rejoinder

I agree entirely with the first point that Professor Paust makes in his previous post , about the impossibility of imputing the non-state actor attacks to Pakistan due to incapacity.

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Are US Attacks in Pakistan an Armed Attack on Pakistan? A Response to Timothy Waters

In a response to my previous post, Professor Timothy Waters, asks why it is that US attacks on non-State actors in Pakistan would not be acts of…

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The United States’ Use of Drones in Pakistan

Editors Note: We feature below a discussion between a group of leading United States academics on the US's targeting of Taliban and Al Qaeda targets  in Pakistan. Each of the…

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