Humanitarian law; Military law; Combatants and noncombatants (International law); Civilians in war
Adil Ahmad Haque, Assistant Professor, Rutgers School of Law - Newark, speaks about a deontological alternative to the Balancing Approach that weighs the balance between military and humanitarian considerations when soldiers decide whether to attack a combatant or civilian during war. He notes that this approach ignores the moral asymmetries between killing and letting die and between intentionally and unintentionally killing civilians. Deontological Targeting establishes a minimum threshold of certainty that soldiers must reach before using deadly force.
Respondent: Mohamad Al-Hakim, York Philosophy, Nathanson Graduate Fellow.
Haque, Adil Ahmad and Al-Hakim, Mohamad, "Killing in the Fog of War" (2012). Legal Philosophy Between State and Transnationalism Seminar Series. 12.