Emerging Technology and Perfidy in Armed Conflict

91 International Law Studies 468 (2015) US Naval War College

19 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2015 Last revised: 4 Sep 2015

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Ian Henderson

Law School, University of Adelaide; Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law

Jordan den Dulk

Independent

Angeline Lewis

Independent

Date Written: July 11, 2015

Abstract

The rule against perfidy in armed conflict — one of the last echoes of honour and social order of war — is threatened by emerging technologies. Specifically, the employment of emerging technologies has muddied the already thin and grey line between acts which contravene the honour of warfare and legitimate ruses of war. In this article, the authors analyse perfidy, treachery and ruses of war as key concepts of international humanitarian law and consider their application to emerging technologies.

Keywords: perfidy, ruses, honour, emerging technologies, improper use of emblems, unmanned aerial combat vehicles, feign, civilian, protected, unmanned maritime vehicles, autonomous weapons, law of armed conflict, UAV, LOAC, IHL

Suggested Citation

Henderson, Ian and den Dulk, Jordan and Lewis, Angeline, Emerging Technology and Perfidy in Armed Conflict (July 11, 2015). 91 International Law Studies 468 (2015) US Naval War College, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2629678

Ian Henderson (Contact Author)

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Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law

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Jordan Den Dulk

Independent ( email )

Angeline Lewis

Independent ( email )

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