Call for Papers: Fordham Law VSR Workshop on Human Rights and the International Law of Drones


Fordham Law School Visiting Scholars and Research Section on International Law will be holding a workshop on Human Rights and the Use of Drones in International Law.

The international war on terror has shifted in recent years to other state actors┬Ł, which is increasingly being executed by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS). This new form of attack takes the shape of an invincible war with significant implications on the local population and for international law. This new art of warfare raises a number of legal issues. Are drone strikes a form of use of force in International Law? If so, who are legally responsible for drone warfare? Should there be standard rules of warfare that include drone strikes? What are the rules of modern warfare? What is the impact of drone strikes on human rights? Should the law be concerned about drone strikes and human rights? These and other questions will be addressed in this workshop.

Participants chosen for the workshop will be informed by February 28, 2013, and expected to submit their full papers by March 29, 2013. The workshop will take place on April 19, 2013 at Fordham Law School.

For submissions and other information:

Sean Morris
Chair, Fordham Law VSR Section on International Law