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The Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Law of Armed Conflict

Ronald T.P. Alcala and Eric Talbot Jensen


Emerging technologies have always played an important role in armed conflict. From the crossbow to cyber capabilities, technology that could be weaponized to create an advantage over an adversary has inevitably found its way into military arsenals for use in armed conflict. The weaponization of emerging technologies, however, raises challenging legal issues with respect to the law of armed conflict. As States continue to develop and exploit new technologies, how will the law of armed conflict address the use of these technologies on the battlefield? Is existing law sufficient to regulate new t ... More

Keywords: Armed conflict, Weapons, Use of force, war, peace and neutrality, Weapons control

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190915322
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190915322.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ronald T.P. Alcala, editor
Academy Professor, Department of Law, United States Military Academy

Eric Talbot Jensen, editor
Professor of Law, BYU Law School

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