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Drone Strikes in Violation of Territoriality: How Are They Justified?

The increasing number of drone strikes has brought targeted killings of supposed terrorists into a spotlight of debate on extrajudicial executions violating the right to life. And while the human rights issue is rightfully the center of attention, drone strikes have also contributed to the blurry concept that territorial integrity of a sovereign state is slowly becoming. This article will question the legal basis behind the extraterritorial drone strikes within the international law in addition to individual states’ authorization. The emergence of powerful non-state actors has signified new challenges to the idea of sovereignty in the contemporary world order. Still, according to Harvey Star

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