Witness Statement of Professor Jordan J. Paust, ABA International Section Hearing on Targeted Drone Issues and Due Process of Law, April 25, 2013
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 Last revised: 2 Oct 2017
Date Written: April 25, 2013
This “statement” of Professor Paust was made before the ABA International Section Hearing on Targeted Drone Issues and Due Process of Law, April 25, 2013. The statement addresses what process is constitutionally due a U.S. citizen who is lawfully targetable under either the laws of war or the law of self-defense; the constitutionally-based power of the President to target individuals abroad; and the propriety of targetings under international law regarding the law of war paradigm, the self-defense paradigm, and the human rights paradigm.
Keywords: al-Awlaki, al Qaeda, combat, Constitution, DPAA, DPH, drones, due process, Ex parte Quirin, faithfully execute, Fifth Amendment, Hamdi, human right, law of war, Libya, non-state actor, self-defense, targeted killings, U.S. citizen, war
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