The International Legal Implications of "Non-Lethal" Weapons
Author(s)Fidler, David P.
Use of force
Human Rights Law
International Humanitarian Law
Military, War, and Peace
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AbstractIn this Article, the author attempts a comprehensive international legal analysis of "non-lethal" weapons to raise awareness about how many international legal issues they create and about the complexity of analyzing the international legality of the development and use of these weapons. In short, the emergence of "non-lethal" weapons does not rescue international law from its crisis in connection with controlling war. Indeed, in some respects, the coming of "non-lethal" weapons threatens to deepen that crisis in new and disturbing ways.