Seminar: Prof Amos N. Guiora, "Targeted killing: exploring its legality, morality and effectiveness"

Past Event

06 February 2012, 6:00pm - 7:30pm


This seminar is hosted by the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict

Summary: Recent killings of high level al-Qaeda and Taliban leadership, including Osama bin Laden, has renewed debate regarding the legality, morality and utility of killing terrorists. In this seminar Professor Guiora will address the critical questions facing decision makers in order to increase the probability of correctly identifying and attacking the legitimate target while minimizing collateral damage.

Speaker: Professor Amos N. Guiora, Professor of Law, S.J. Quinney College of Law,
University of Utah

Biography: Amos N. Guiora has published extensively on issues related to national security, limits of interrogation, religion and terrorism, the limits of power, multiculturalism and human rights. He also served for 19 years in the Israel Defense Forces as Lieutenant Colonel (retired), and held a number of senior command positions, including Commander of the IDF School of Military Law, Legal Advisor to the IDF Home Front Command and Legal Advisor to the Gaza Strip.

Respondent: Professor Jeremy Waldron, Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory, University of Oxford

Chair: Laurence Lustgarten, ELAC Visiting Fellow

This event is being held at The Cube, Law Faculty, St Cross Building, Oxford