Essay Contest on Drones

April 5, 2011 at 11:28 am | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

Source – PHD Studies in Human Rights:

Essays on Drones: Competition at Goettingen Journal
The Goettingen Journal of International Law, a student run journal, is launching a call for papers for this year’s essay competition whose title is: ‘Wanted Dead or Alive? The Use of Unmanned Drones in Current Conflicts as a Legal Challenge’. Here is how the title is described:

Since his inauguration, US President Barack Obama has ordered over 120 drone attacks on Pakistani territory. Targeted killings and the use of drones by the US administration raise serious questions of international law. Are the killings covered by the right to self-defense under the UN Charter? Is the lack of a judicial trial justified under human rights law? Are states allowed to concede the right to kill to other states? These are just a few of the numerous questions you can address in your essay. We are looking forward to your ideas!

Essays of 3,000 words are requested, to be sumitted no later than 29 July 2011. The best essay will be published in the Journal.

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