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TARGETED KILLING: MURDER, COMBAT OR LAW ENFORCEMENT?

Jeff McMahan

in Targeted Killings: Law and Morality in an Asymmetrical World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646470
eISBN:
9780191738975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646470.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter begins by arguing that the targeted killing of terrorists can be morally justified only in terms of self-defence or the defence of others, and not on retributive grounds. The most ... More


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