The Targeted Killing policy

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Unformatted text preview: 290 Legal and Democratic Dilemmas in the Counter-Terrorism Struggle: The Targeted Killing policy Dilemas Legales y Democrticos en la lucha contra el terrorismo: La poltica de asesinato selectivo Janiel David Melamed Visbal* Universidad del Norte (Colombia) REVISTA DE DERECHO N. 35, Barranquilla, 2011 ISSN: 0121-8697 artculo de divulgacin *Abogado espeta en Derecho Penal de la Universidad del Norte y Magister en Gobierno, Seguridad Nacional y Contra-Terrorismo de la Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (Israel). janielmelamed@gmail.com 291 revista de derecho, universidad del norte, 35: 290-312, 2011 Resumen The Objective of the following article is to conduct an analysis of the policy of targeted killings applied by western countries, and to determine the main legal and democratic challenges that states face in the counterterrorism struggle against non-state actors. At the same time it will show how the phenomenon of terrorism has entered a more complex environment where the traditional boundaries of the Law Enforcement Model are no longer been used as the only method to combat terrorism. The application of laws of war has been included in the counterterrorism struggle, allowing several countries to conduct targeted killing operations against key terrorist leaders. The analysis will address the American and Israeli approach of targeted killings, as these countries are both deeply involved in counterterrorism struggle against non-state actors acting among civilian population. Keywords: Targeted killing, legal and democratic dilemmas, non- state actor, armed confict, laws oF war. Abstract El objetivo de este artculo es analizar la poltica de asesinatos selectivos aplicada por pases occidentales, y determinar los mayores desafos legales y democrticos que debe enfrentar la lucha contra organizaciones terroristas de carcter no estatal. Al mismo tiempo, mostrar cmo el fenmeno del terrorismo ha entrado en un ambiente de mayor complejidad, en el que las fronteras tradicionales del modelo de aplicacin de la ley no son usadas como el nico mtodo para combatir el terrorismo y las leyes de guerra han sido incluidas en la lucha contra este fagelo, lo cual permite la realizacin de operaciones de asesinato selectivo contra lderes terroristas. El anlisis aborda el enfoque americano e israel de esta prctica, debido al profundo involucramiento de estos pases en la lucha contra el terrorismo proveniente de actores no estatales que actan entre la poblacin civil. Resumen : Asesinato selectivo, dilemas legales y democrticos, acto- res no- estatales, conficto armado, leyes de guerra....
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