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Published: 29 May 2008

528 Pages


ISBN: 9780199533169

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Targeted Killing in International Law

Nils Melzer

Oxford Monographs in International Law

  • Gives an exhaustive overview and analysis of the legal framework and judicial practice relating to the use of lethal force by States against selected individuals
  • Provides the specialist with a single reference offering a clear, consistent and complete interpretation of the normative frameworks governing targeted killings, resolving a multitude of complex, interrelated legal issues
  • Includes comprehensive analysis of recent developments in state practice, setting the current trend towards legitimization of targeted killings within the broader legal framework