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The Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Law of Armed Conflict$
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Ronald T.P. Alcala and Eric Talbot Jensen

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190915322

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190915322.001.0001

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High-Tech Civilians, Participation in Hostilities, and Criminal Liability

High-Tech Civilians, Participation in Hostilities, and Criminal Liability

Reconciling U.S. Perspectives

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(p.175) 7 High-Tech Civilians, Participation in Hostilities, and Criminal Liability
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The Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Law of Armed Conflict
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Matthew T. King

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190915322.003.0007

The challenge presented by civilians on, near, and affecting the battlefield is an enduring issue in the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC). At its core, the LOAC seeks to protect civilians from the dangers of hostilities. The challenge, then, involves adhering to this general respect and protection standard, while balancing the need to send forces (which may include civilian members) to prosecute armed conflicts (which may involve enemy civilian participants). As advancements in technology and a growing dependence on civilian expertise in armed conflict begin to blur the distinction between civilian activity and direct participation in hostilities, how will military forces ensure civilians are properly protected on the battlefield? At what point does civilian involvement in military operations become direct participation in the conflict?

Keywords:   Armed conflict, Aggression, Conduct of hostilities, Protective measures, Military matters

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