Armed Drones in Italy and Europe

Between military, transarency issues and protection of fundamental rights

In the “global war on terror” the use of remotely piloted aircrafts (drones) has gained momentum. Initially employed for intelligence, surveillance and recognition (ISR) operations, armed drones are now hugely deployed in contemporary armed conflicts as well as in the socalled targeted killings outside the area of active hostilities. This development is not adequately mirrored by public and political debate. Given the alarming paucity of information released by Governments, this conference intends to trigger an in-depth discussion on the implication of drone technology from the standpoint of international law.

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