Targeted Killing? Terrorists, Insurgents, and Pirates
November 15, 2010
Berkeley Journal of International Law (BJIL), Vol. 9, 11
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
Date posted: November 15, 2010 ; Last revised: November 22, 2011