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2013

Marti Sleister

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Targeting Killings Outside The Traditional Battlefield: The Legality Of Targeted Attacks On Transnational Armed Terrorists., Marti Sleister Feb 2013

Targeting Killings Outside The Traditional Battlefield: The Legality Of Targeted Attacks On Transnational Armed Terrorists., Marti Sleister

Marti Sleister

This paper asks whether traditional laws can evolve to protect citizens in the face of targeted killings on transnational-armed groups. The resolution analyzes how the current war methods fail to fit into the old mold of war; suggests what modifications could be made; and briefly discusses the fate of the laws of war should changes not occur. First, this paper will discuss the legal treaties defining and controlling the current laws of war, specifically, the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols. Second, this paper will analyze how International Human Rights Law (IHRL) applies, particularly in light of the limitations of …