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The killing of British citizens without democratic oversight raises questions over the government’s use of drones

Iqtidar, Humeira (2015) The killing of British citizens without democratic oversight raises questions over the government’s use of drones. Democratic Audit UK (15 Oct 2015). Website.

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Abstract

In August two British citizens were killed by British drones in Syria. The government has managed to avoid tough questions about the precise level of threat posed by the men to UK by conflating the right of an individual to self-defence with a state’s capacity to pre-emptive action. But Humeira Iqtidar writes that it remains hard to judge the appropriateness of the action because it was taken without any democratic oversight, raising worrying questions about the use of drones by the UK government.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JX International law
T Technology > T Technology (General)
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 08:08
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 16:26
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80983

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