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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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Emerging Technologies and the Principle of Distinction

Emerging Technologies and the Principle of Distinction

A Further Blurring of the Lines between Combatants and Civilians?

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(p.211) 8 Emerging Technologies and the Principle of Distinction
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The Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Law of Armed Conflict
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Michael W. Meier

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190915322.003.0008

This chapter assesses the need to reconsider the principle of distinction in light of advancements in technology. Various emerging technologies, including unmanned aerial systems, lethal autonomous weapons, and cyber capabilities, have already begun to test the principle of distinction. How will these and other emerging technologies impact the implementation of the principle of distinction under the Law of Armed Conflict?

Keywords:   Armed conflict, Weapons

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