Position Paper on Use of Armed Drones by Germany

Germany’s involvement in the anti-ISIS coalition in Syria and Iraq is based on an overly broad interpretation of international law, particularly Article 51 of the UN Charter. In its expansive interpretation Germany has largely followed the US approach. The Position Paper Unlimited use of armed drones in the fight against terrorism in Syria? Germany must oppose the erosion of international law” analyses Germany’s role in the global use of armed drones and demands the German government to change its policy on international law.

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Litigating Drone Strikes

ECCHR’s newest publication “Litigating Drone Strikes: Challenging the Global Network of Remote Killing” documents a conference hosted by ECCHR in October 2016 on the impact of drone attacks on law, warfare and society. The publication presents contributions from international political and legal experts on the background and consequences of the global drone wars.

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