Category Archives: Osama bin Laden and international law

Killing bin Laden: Justice, International Law and Legitimacy – A Compilation of Perspectives

The debate regarding the legality, justness and legitimacy of killing bin Laden continues. I figured it may be beneficial to create a post where some of the most sophisticated and fascinating perspectives on these subjects could be compiled. Keep in … Continue reading

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The Justice and Legality of bin Laden’s Assassination: Is What is Legal Necessarily Just?

The debate rages on: was the assassination of bin Laden the right thing to do? What is it the legal thing to do? Was it “justice”? In my assessment, the vast majority of the debate regarding the assassination of bin … Continue reading

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Bin Laden and International Law: Death or Trial?

A debate regarding the legality of killing Osama bin Laden is raging across the internet. Everyone wants to know: was the assassination of bin Laden in accordance with international law? Yesterday, I weighed in on the broader question of whether … Continue reading

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