Wound, Capture, or Kill? A Reply to Professor Ryan Goodman's 'The Power to Kill or Capture Enemy Combatants'
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)
September 30, 2013
24 European Journal of International Law 855 (2013)
This article explores the international humanitarian law rules that govern whether enemy combatants must be captured on the battlefield whenever possible. It replies to Professor Ryan Goodman's piece on the same topic in the European Journal of International Law. It argues that no such duty exists, although it also acknowledges that doing so is typically done for operational reasons.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 7
Keywords: humanitarian law, law of war, law of armed conflict, capture
Date posted: September 30, 2013