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Part VIII Conclusion, 26 Is the Law of Targeting Adequate and Does it Have a Future?

William H. Boothby

From: The Law of Targeting

William H Boothby

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 06 December 2021

Subject(s):
Armed conflict, non-international — Lex specialis — Lex generalis — Geneva Conventions 1949
In the last twenty-five chapters the focus has largely been on the current state of the law of targeting, on its rules and their meaning, on the persons and objects that the law seeks to protect and how it sets about doing so, and on the application of targeting law in a variety of environments. Having therefore identified what the law currently consists of, we will aim in the pages that remain to determine whether this body of law is fit for purpose. We considered some of these issues in Chapter 23 when reviewing challenges to the contemporary law, particularly...
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