Saturday, May 7, 2011

More on Bin Laden's Death

(Another critique)

"Tobbes, it's the right answer for the wrong legal reasoning."

Story of my life.

I'm just travelling, but my critiquer's view is that yesterday's article reflects the US legal approach, and that there is a better approach based around bin Laden as an "unprivileged belligerent". But the problem that we run into revolves around the legal status of non-state actors in non-international armed conflicts.

I'll post more when I've had a chance to have a chat and a think.

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