Can the law regulate the humanitarian effects of technologies?

Authored by: Brian Rappert

Routledge Handbook of War, Law and Technology

Print publication date:  May  2019
Online publication date:  May  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138084551
eBook ISBN: 9781315111759
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315111759-5

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Abstract

Scientific and technological developments are often accompanied by concern over their ethical, legal, social, and political implications. In the context of armed conflict, moral and humanitarian concerns are often raised about the means and methods of war. Autonomous weapons, drone technologies, directed energy weapons, and cyber warfare are but a few of the examples that have garnered such attention in recent years.

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