Expedited Justice: Gaddafi's Death and the Rise of Targeted Killings

Kevin H. Govern

Ave Maria School of Law; California University of Pennsylvania; John Jay College

October 25, 2011

JURIST Forum, May 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law says that the death of Muammar Gaddafi and one of his sons exemplifies an emerging trend towards the use of targeted and extrajudicial killings instead of attempts to capture and prosecute.

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Keywords: Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi, Gaddafi, Libya, NATO, targeted killing, warrant-based targeting, extrajudicial killing, capture, prosecute

JEL Classification: H56

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Date posted: June 27, 2012  

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Govern, Kevin H., Expedited Justice: Gaddafi's Death and the Rise of Targeted Killings (October 25, 2011). JURIST Forum, May 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2093417

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