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Assassination in the Law of war

Schmitt, M. N. ORCID: (2021) Assassination in the Law of war. Articles of War.

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Few lawyers better appreciated the importance of terminological precision than my late friend and law of war colleague, Hays Parks. Over three decades ago, he turned his attention to assassination. This post builds on his work by elaborating on the precise meaning of assassination in the context of armed conflict. In doing so, it identifies definitional elements that emphasize the traditional association of assassination with prohibited practices of wartime treachery and outlawry.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Law
ID Code:100797
Publisher:Lieber Institute

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