In Response to Professor Oren Gross' The New Way of War: Is There a Duty to Use Drones?

67 Florida Law Review Forum 38 (2015)

Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-364

5 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2015 Last revised: 22 Sep 2015

Date Written: August 24, 2015

Abstract

This essay responds to Professor Oren Gross' thought-provoking and forward-thinking article, "The New Way of War: Is There a Duty to Use Drones?" In particular, the essay highlights the consequences of "instrumentalizing" the law by focusing on specific duties for specific weapons. In addition, the notion of a duty to use drones could work provides an excellent opportunity to reconsider the role that LOAC plays as a methodology, beyond a set of rules and obligations, for the execution of military operations.

Keywords: drones, UAVs, unmanned aerial vehicles, law of armed conflict, proportionality, precautions, international humanitarian law, armed conflict, Geneva Conventions

Suggested Citation

Blank, Laurie R., In Response to Professor Oren Gross' The New Way of War: Is There a Duty to Use Drones? (August 24, 2015). 67 Florida Law Review Forum 38 (2015); Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-364. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2650252

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