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Drones in contemporary warfare: the implications for human rights

Funk, Alexandra (2016) Drones in contemporary warfare: the implications for human rights. LSE Human Rights Blog (07 Jul 2016). Website.

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The complex relationship between war and human rights has evolved as new challenges have arisen. The nature of contemporary war has changed due to technological innovation, in particular, the use and further development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or ‘drones’. Drones have revolutionized the nature of war, becoming one of the most utilized, desired, and successful military advances in modern history. As evident in the outcomes of US drone policy, the way drones function within the modern world heightens the risks to civilians’ human rights, specifically their right to life. As drones advance, the international system must work to situate this technology within human rights obligations, specifically, within International Human Rights Law (IHRL) and International Humanitarian Law (IHL).

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JX International law
K Law > K Law (General)
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2017 13:26
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:50

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