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Part B Law Enforcement, VIII Law Enforcement and the Non-Conventional Human Right to Life

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: 21 May 2024

Subject(s):
Right to life — International courts and tribunals, procedure — Necessity — Weapons — International organizations, practice and procedure — Proportionality and immediacy — State practice — Territoriality — Peremptory norms / ius cogens
So far, it has been established that the universal and regional human rights conventions set virtually uniform, and absolutely binding (non-dero gable), standards for the permissibility of intentional deprivations of life in law enforcement operations. It has also been established that, as far as the use of lethal force outside the conduct of hostilities is concerned, the conventional and customary lex specialis of IHL applicable in situations of armed conflict neither restricts nor liberalizes the normative paradigm of law enforcement derived from conventional...
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