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)
5 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2015 Last revised: 22 Sep 2015
Date Written: August 24, 2015
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
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