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Targeted Killing? Terrorists, Insurgents, and Pirates


Eric Engle


CIEE

November 15, 2010

Berkeley Journal of International Law (BJIL), Vol. 9, 11

Abstract:     
Argues that terrorists should be generally analogized to pirates and governed by criminal law, and only exceptionally should terrorists be seen as insurgents participating in armed conflict and subject to the law of war. Critiques the relevant Israeli Supreme Court decision. Argues that the war on terror metaphor has failed, costing hundreds of thousands of lives and trillions of dollars.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 9

Keywords: Terrorist, Insurgent, Pirate, Assassination, Law of War, Israel, Supreme Court, War on Terror, Terrorism, Insurgency, Piracy

JEL Classification: K33, K14


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Date posted: November 15, 2010 ; Last revised: November 22, 2011

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Engle, Eric, Targeted Killing? Terrorists, Insurgents, and Pirates (November 15, 2010). Berkeley Journal of International Law (BJIL), Vol. 9, 11. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1709236

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CIEE ( email )
Gneisenaustr. 27
Berlin
Germany
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