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The Legality of Drones Questioned by the UN

by Travis Normand

UN Rapporteur Questions Legality of Drone Strikes
June 22, 2012 by Kirsty Sutherland

At this week’s UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, the use of drones has been denounced as undermining fundamental principles of international law.

UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions Christof Heyns has openly condemned ongoing drone use by the United States in countries such as Pakistan.

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Drone attacks discussed in UN Human Rights Council
19th June, 2012

UN investigator: US dodging questions on drones
By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press
Posted: 06/20/2012 07:36:17 AM PDT

When UN human rights officials call, does the United States answer?
Posted By David Bosco Wednesday, June 20, 2012 – 2:59 PM

Some U.S. drone attacks may be war crimes
Published By United Press International

Defending armed drone use by calling them a valid response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States is unjustifiable, Christof Heyns, United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, told a U.N. Human Rights Council conference in Geneva, Switzerland, after Russia and China issued a joint statement to the council condemning drone attacks.

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As a side note, is anyone actually surprised that Russia and China are against the use of drones by the U.S.?