The Law Report on ABC Radio National conducted a very interesting interview this morning with Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings. Next week he’ll be flying to Geneva to report to the UN on the use of Drones in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Some very thought provoking observations on the Taliban insurgency, the CIA and the rules of war (or lack thereof).
For the transcript or audio download see Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings. Hat tip to Lucy J.
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