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Just war and the argument of Drones

Glans, Caroline LU (2014) SIMV73 20132
Graduate School
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This paper set out to examines United States growing use of drones in order to counter terrorism. In recent years the amount of drone strikes has increased dramatically primary because of the unique capabilities which allows the state to wage war without the loss of human soldiers. Drones offer a low cost and a low risk solution which has grown very popular within military circles. This paper focus on the ethical dilemmas connected to the use of drones by situating it within the tradition of just war. The findings of the paper are that drones pose several concerns to the principle of Jus ad bellum and jus in bello in regard to discrimination, necessity, authority, just cause etc. However, due to the absence of legal and humanitarian... (More)
This paper set out to examines United States growing use of drones in order to counter terrorism. In recent years the amount of drone strikes has increased dramatically primary because of the unique capabilities which allows the state to wage war without the loss of human soldiers. Drones offer a low cost and a low risk solution which has grown very popular within military circles. This paper focus on the ethical dilemmas connected to the use of drones by situating it within the tradition of just war. The findings of the paper are that drones pose several concerns to the principle of Jus ad bellum and jus in bello in regard to discrimination, necessity, authority, just cause etc. However, due to the absence of legal and humanitarian consensus surrounding the legality of drones, combined with a lack of transparency, it hard to reach a valid conclusion. (Less)
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author
Glans, Caroline LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Revisiting the ethical dilemmas behind the use of drones
course
SIMV73 20132
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Jus ad bellum, jus in bello, Drones, United States, The War on terror
language
English
id
4229045
date added to LUP
2014-01-27 11:31:59
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  abstract     = {This paper set out to examines United States growing use of drones in order to counter terrorism. In recent years the amount of drone strikes has increased dramatically primary because of the unique capabilities which allows the state to wage war without the loss of human soldiers. Drones offer a low cost and a low risk solution which has grown very popular within military circles. This paper focus on the ethical dilemmas connected to the use of drones by situating it within the tradition of just war. The findings of the paper are that drones pose several concerns to the principle of Jus ad bellum and jus in bello in regard to discrimination, necessity, authority, just cause etc. However, due to the absence of legal and humanitarian consensus surrounding the legality of drones, combined with a lack of transparency, it hard to reach a valid conclusion.},
  author       = {Glans, Caroline},
  keyword      = {Jus ad bellum,jus in bello,Drones,United States,The War on terror},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Just war and the argument of Drones},
  year         = {2014},
}