The Rise of Drones and the Transformation of Warfare: A View from Philosophy of International Law

Filippo Ruschi


Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems have become iconic of contemporary conflicts. Their impact, however, is not limited to the transformation of warfare and the evolution of military technologies. Rather, it is necessary to scrutinize how drones and military robots will change the reference legal framework. More in particular legal scholars need to reflect further on the fate of International Humanitarian Law once warfare has taken a posthuman character.

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