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Thursday, 25 July 2013

New publication: BICC Bulletin 63

The BICC bulletin is a quarterly newsletter with a topical feature, a staff spotlight, project reports and notes. This bulletin's feature is entitled: “Combat drones are not planes” (Extract from “Peace Report 2013. Editors’ Statement: Current Developments and Recommendations”)

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Executions by the executive—without war being declared, without parliamentary control and without rule-of-law procedures—are removing one of modern democracy's major achievements: giving the people ultimate authority over matters of war and peace. Moreover, the possibility of eliminating alleged terrorists or insurgents anywhere in the world without putting one's own soldiers at risk lowers a state's inhibitions against resorting to a military option.

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BICC Bulletin 63: “Combat drones are not planes” (in English)