Monday, May 16, 2011

Prof. Glazier asks (and answers): Was killing Osama bin Laden legal?

By Professor David Glazier

Although Osama bin Laden's killing has received general public approval from the American public, its legality has been questioned. A fundamental challenge is identifying the set of legal rules that applies. Was this an effort to capture the FBI's most-wanted terrorist, to be judged by the standards of international human rights law? Or was it a strike against an opponent in an armed conflict, judged according to the law of war?

Read the entire op-ed at, the website of the San Francisco Chronicle.

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