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UCL CLP: Targeted Killing: recent US attempts to create a legal framework
Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
CURRENT LEGAL PROBLEMS LECTURE SERIES 2012-13
Professor Christine Gray,
University of Cambridge
on Thursday 22 November 2012, from 6-7pm
UCL Law Faculty
Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens
London WC1H 0EG
Accredited with 1 CPD hour by the
Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board (Pending)
About the speaker:
Professor of International Law at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. Before that I taught at the University of Oxford from 1980. My main publications are Judicial Remedies in International Law and International Law and the Use of Force (three editions).
About the lecture:
The significant increase in targeted killings by the USA under President Obama has led to growing demands for greater transparency about the legal justification for this controversial use of force. In response several members of the administration have recently made speeches about the legal rules governing targeted killing. This lecture will consider these speeches and identify some of the key questions that they have left unanswered.
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