Lessons for human rights and humanitarian law in the war on terror: comparing Hamdan and the Israeli Targeted Killings case

  title={Lessons for human rights and humanitarian law in the war on terror: comparing Hamdan and the Israeli Targeted Killings case},
  author={Marko Milanovi{\'c}},
  journal={International Review of the Red Cross},
  pages={373 - 393}
  • M. Milanović
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Law
  • International Review of the Red Cross
Abstract The article examines and compares two recent judgments which provide some of the most valuable examples of the difficulties surrounding the application of international humanitarian law to the phenomenon of terrorism: the Hamdan judgment of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Targeted Killings judgment of the Supreme Court of Israel. Both judgments deal with the thresholds of applicability of the law of armed conflict, as well as with the concept of unlawful combatancy and… 

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