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Wound, Capture, or Kill? A Reply to Professor Ryan Goodman's 'The Power to Kill or Capture Enemy Combatants'

24 European Journal of International Law 855 (2013)

7 Pages Posted: 30 Sep 2013  

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

Date Written: September 30, 2013

Abstract

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.

Keywords: humanitarian law, law of war, law of armed conflict, capture

Suggested Citation

Schmitt, Michael N., Wound, Capture, or Kill? A Reply to Professor Ryan Goodman's 'The Power to Kill or Capture Enemy Combatants' (September 30, 2013). 24 European Journal of International Law 855 (2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2333350

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Lieber Institute, USMA at West Point ( email )

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