For Immediate Release: March 18, 2013
Human Rights First’s Gabor Rona joined a panel of national security experts on March 18, 2013 to talk about targeting killings. The event is part of a two-day conference titled, 21st Century Warfare: Law, the Enemy, and the Battlefield at the Center for National Security at Fordham Law School.
Panel: The Laws Governing Targeted Killing and Non-traditional Warfare
What are the ethical and civil liberties questions underlying the use of drones for killing? What are the implications for foreign policy and U.S. national security in terms of the potential for blowback and proliferation? Is the political consensus surrounding drone warfare greater than on detention and interrogation policies? What effect would a more transparent approach to targeted killing have?
Speakers: David Cole, Professor of Law at Georgetown University; Pir Zubair Shah, Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow for the Council on Foreign Relations; Hina Shamsi, Director of the ACLU’s National Security Project; Gabor Rona, International Legal Director of Human Rights First; and Steve Coll (moderator), New Yorker Staff Writer and President and CEO of The New America Foundation.