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Debating Targeted Killing: Counter-Terrorism or Extrajudicial Execution?

Tamar Meisels and Jeremy Waldron


In this “for and against” book, Jeremy Waldron and Tamar Meisels defend competing positions on the legitimacy of targeted killing. The volume begins with a joint introduction, briefly setting out the terms of discussion, and presenting a short historical overview of the practice—i.e. what is targeted killing, and how has it been used in which conflicts and by whom. The debate opens with Meisels’ defense of targeted killing as a legitimate and desirable defensive anti-terrorism strategy, in keeping with both just war theory and international law. Meisels unreservedly defends the named killing o ... More

Keywords: assassination, abuse of power, death lists, drones, extrajudicial killing, named killing, personality strikes, targeted killing, unlawful combatants, terrorism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190906917
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190906917.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tamar Meisels, author
Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Political Science Department, Tel Aviv University

Jeremy Waldron, author
University Professor and Professor of Law, New York University

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1 Introduction

Tamar Meisels and Jeremy Waldron

2 For

Tamar Meisels

3 Against

Jeremy Waldron

End Matter