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Målmedveten krigsföring : 'Targeted killings' i en tvärvetenskaplig debatt

Asplund, Viktoria LU (2010) MRSG20 20101
Human Rights Studies
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
In this essay the notion of targeted killings is reviewed through arguments about law and philosophy based on two different newspaper articles written by Daniel Byman and Richard A. Wiley. Targeted killings in the articles context of the Israel-Palestine conflict are categorized in too three argument concepts in my analysis, the three concepts are effectiveness, legality and morality.
Targeted killing is a method used by governments around the world when wanting to eliminate an individual who is posing a threat to the security of the nation. The intention of the attack is to kill the individual and there by eliminate the security threat.
The essay also describes the conflict between Israel and Palestine relating it to the use of targeted... (More)
In this essay the notion of targeted killings is reviewed through arguments about law and philosophy based on two different newspaper articles written by Daniel Byman and Richard A. Wiley. Targeted killings in the articles context of the Israel-Palestine conflict are categorized in too three argument concepts in my analysis, the three concepts are effectiveness, legality and morality.
Targeted killing is a method used by governments around the world when wanting to eliminate an individual who is posing a threat to the security of the nation. The intention of the attack is to kill the individual and there by eliminate the security threat.
The essay also describes the conflict between Israel and Palestine relating it to the use of targeted killing. To create an understanding for the legal issues regarding targeted killing I’ve given a brief description of what legal doctrines, International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights have to say on the topic of targeted killing.
After analyzing the three categorized concepts from the newspaper articles I make an argumentation analysis to try to find some of the underlying arguments that the authors of the articles knowingly or not present it their argumentation.
At the end of the essay I present criticism towards the plausibility of the arguments presented in the articles, this I do in the same three categories displayed above. The plausibility of the arguments is tested out from the principle of human dignity.
I reach the conclusion that these arguments about law and those of philosophy tend to work more against then with each other but that they both are equally important taking under consideration whether discussion or implementing a method of targeted killing. To in the future try to avoid an undemocratic rule of law where the big powers with military force try to rule over who gets to live or die the rules of Humanitarian Law and Human Rights will hopefully bridge the zone between law and moral philosophy to get us to end up with commonly expressed principles on warfare and targeted killings. (Less)
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author
Asplund, Viktoria LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20101
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Targeted killings, Arab-Israeli conflict, Palestinafrågan
language
Swedish
id
1608751
date added to LUP
2010-06-02 19:55:56
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  abstract     = {In this essay the notion of targeted killings is reviewed through arguments about law and philosophy based on two different newspaper articles written by Daniel Byman and Richard A. Wiley. Targeted killings in the articles context of the Israel-Palestine conflict are categorized in too three argument concepts in my analysis, the three concepts are effectiveness, legality and morality.
Targeted killing is a method used by governments around the world when wanting to eliminate an individual who is posing a threat to the security of the nation. The intention of the attack is to kill the individual and there by eliminate the security threat.
The essay also describes the conflict between Israel and Palestine relating it to the use of targeted killing. To create an understanding for the legal issues regarding targeted killing I’ve given a brief description of what legal doctrines, International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights have to say on the topic of targeted killing.
After analyzing the three categorized concepts from the newspaper articles I make an argumentation analysis to try to find some of the underlying arguments that the authors of the articles knowingly or not present it their argumentation.
At the end of the essay I present criticism towards the plausibility of the arguments presented in the articles, this I do in the same three categories displayed above. The plausibility of the arguments is tested out from the principle of human dignity.
I reach the conclusion that these arguments about law and those of philosophy tend to work more against then with each other but that they both are equally important taking under consideration whether discussion or implementing a method of targeted killing. To in the future try to avoid an undemocratic rule of law where the big powers with military force try to rule over who gets to live or die the rules of Humanitarian Law and Human Rights will hopefully bridge the zone between law and moral philosophy to get us to end up with commonly expressed principles on warfare and targeted killings.},
  author       = {Asplund, Viktoria},
  keyword      = {Targeted killings,Arab-Israeli conflict,Palestinafrågan},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Målmedveten krigsföring : 'Targeted killings' i en tvärvetenskaplig debatt},
  year         = {2010},
}