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The Tyranny of Context: Israeli Targeting Practices in Legal Perspective


Michael N. Schmitt


Naval War College - Stockton Center for the Study of International Law; University of Exeter Law School; Lieber Institute, USMA at West Point; Harvard Law School (PILAC)

John J. Merriam


Stockton Center for the Study of International Law, US Naval War College

April 12, 2015

37 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law 53-139 (2015)

Abstract:     
The article examines the operational context in which Israel conducts targeting. It assesses how that context affects Israel's approach to targeting, surveys the Israel Defense Force's targeting process, examines the military attorney system that provides advice to Israeli Commanders on targeting matters and surveys Israeli positions on particular aspects of the law of armed conflict.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 88

Keywords: Law of armed conflict, international humanitarian law, targeting, attack, Israel, Israel Defense Force, Military Advocate General, armed conflict


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Date posted: April 13, 2015 ; Last revised: November 15, 2015

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Schmitt, Michael N. and Merriam, John J., The Tyranny of Context: Israeli Targeting Practices in Legal Perspective (April 12, 2015). 37 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law 53-139 (2015). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2593629

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Michael N. Schmitt (Contact Author)
Naval War College - Stockton Center for the Study of International Law ( email )
686 Cushing Road
Newport, RI 02841
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.usnwc.edu/Academics/Faculty/Michael-Schmitt.aspx
University of Exeter Law School ( email )
Exeter, EX4 4QJ
United Kingdom
HOME PAGE: http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/law/staff/mschmitt/
Lieber Institute, USMA at West Point ( email )
600 Thayer Rd
West Point, NY 10996
United States
Harvard Law School (PILAC) ( email )
John J. Merriam
Stockton Center for the Study of International Law, US Naval War College ( email )
United States
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