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[liberationtech] TOMORROW: The Legality of Drone Warfare with UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk (Free Thai Lunch!)

Brad Beckett bradbeckett at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 08:49:54 PST 2012


Here is a preview where I believe drone warfare is going in teh future.

http://defensetech.org/2012/02/01/creepycool-video-tiny-uavs-flying-in-formation/


Watch the video.


Brad Beckett

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 12:28 AM, Yosem Companys <companys at stanford.edu>wrote:

>  Don't miss what should be a fascinating discussion...
>
> **
>
>                       *The International Law Society,
> Stanford International Human Rights & Conflict Resolution Clinic, *
> *American Constitution Society,
> Advanced Degree Students Association,*
> * and the Stanford Association for Law in the Middle East*
> present
>
> *Drone Warfare, International Law, and the Future of the World Order
> with Richard Falk *
>
>
> **
>
>  *Monday, February 6 from 12:45 to 2:00 p.m.*
>  *Room 180 (Stanford Law School)
> Food will be served*
> ------------------------------
>  In the last decade, the United States has increasingly used drones to
> carry out air strikes and conduct surveillance as part of its 'War on
> Terror', often in areas where there is no declared war. As the US reduces
> its military footprint in the face of a growing budgetary crisis, it
> continues to expand its reliance on drones in areas like Somalia, Yemen,
> and Pakistan. Are drones legal though? Should questions of legality drive
> US military policy?
>
>  Richard Falk, the former Albert G. Milbank Emeritus Professor of
> International Law and Practice at Princeton University, has served since
> 2008 as the United Nations Special Rapporteur for "the situation of human
> rights in the Palestinian territories since 1967." He has authored over
> twenty books on international law and politics, focusing on core issues at
> the intersection of law, human rights, and war, was a member of the
> Independent International Commission on Kosovo (1999-2001), and is
> currently a Visiting Distinguished Professor at the University of
> California at Santa Barbara.
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