2012-10-26 20:59:11

UN investigators to launch inquiry into drone attacks, targeted killings

Two UN human rights investigators say they will open an inquiry into drone attacks and targeted killings. Ben Emmerson, the UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights, made the announcement during a speech at Harvard Thursday in which he also indicated some US drone attacks could be war crimes. Emmerson will launch an investigation unit with Christof Heyns, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary and Arbitrary Executions. FSRN’s Salim Rizvi spoke to Heyns about the US drone program and international law.

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