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Antonio Cassese

From: The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice

Edited By: Antonio Cassese (Editor-in-Chief)

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 May 2023

Rules on targeting are part of the law of armed conflict. The targeting process starts with identification of the objective, since only combatants and military objects may be targeted. Targeting decisions are usually made at high level, at least when a general category of targets are selected. For instance, during the NATO intervention against the FRY, the targets were in principle selected at ambassadorial level within the Atlantic Council and, thereafter, at the level of high-ranking commanders. Target lists are constantly monitored according to military...
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