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Part B Law Enforcement, V The Paradigm of Law Enforcement

From: Targeted Killing in International Law

Nils Melzer

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 May 2024

Soft law — State practice — Territoriality — Expropriation — Targeted killing
Before attempting to identify the various rules and principles of international law, which make up the normative framework here referred to as the ‘paradigm of law enforcement’, it will be necessary to agree on the underlying concept of ‘law enforcement’. Although there is no definition of the concept of law enforcement in positive international law, the notion is used in several instruments issued by international organizations that would generally be regarded as ‘soft law’. Instruments of ‘soft law’, such as declarations, recommendations, or reports expressing a...
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