Killing Many to Save a Few? Preliminary Thoughts about Avoiding Collateral Civilian Damage by Assassination of Regime Elites

Posted: 21 Apr 2010

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Michael Bohlander

Durham University - Durham Law School

Date Written: July 20, 2009

Abstract

The chapter in the 2009 Warbrick Festschrift looks at the issue of regime assassinations as an alternative to causing widespread civilian collateral damage. It describes a historical overview of the development of the concept of assassination and goes on to presen the results of a student questionnaire pilot study at Durham related to scenarios of assassinations.

Keywords: Assassinations, heads of state, collateral damage, necessity

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Bohlander, Michael, Killing Many to Save a Few? Preliminary Thoughts about Avoiding Collateral Civilian Damage by Assassination of Regime Elites (July 20, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1592837

Michael Bohlander (Contact Author)

Durham University - Durham Law School ( email )

50 North Bailey
Palatine Centre
Durham, County Durham DH1 3ET
United Kingdom

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