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Upcoming on 9/11/12 from Harvard: Live Seminar “Emerging Challenges in the Age of Drones: Targeted Killings and Humanitarian Protection”

The Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University has announced that it will host a live online seminar on September 11, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Eastern U.S. time entitled: “Emerging Challenges in the Age of Drones: Targeted Killings and Humanitarian Protection.” According to the Program’s website, “the Live Web Seminar will address the following questions:

  • What limits, if any, does international law impose on targeted killings?
  • What are the appropriate criteria for identifying legitimate targets in current conflicts?
  • How does the simultaneous reliance on the law of war and the right of self-defense to justify targeted killings defy the rules for the protection of civilians in the battlefield and outside combat zones?
  • What strategies and legal mechanisms can be implemented in order to minimize arbitrary targeting decisions and promote accountability for violations of international law resulting from the use of drones?

Panelists will include:

  • Gabor Rona (Human Rights First)
  • Philip Alston (NYU Law)
  • Monica Hakimi (Michigan Law)

The event website includes links to 13 documents for background reading.

The url (uniform resource locator) to join the seminar will be https://hsphevents.webex.com/ .  You should go there before the event to register (free).

 

Live Seminar #46: Emerging Challenges in the Age of Drones: Targeted Killings and Humanitarian Protection | Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research

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