a1 The Royal Institute of International Affairs, London, UK e-mail: LArimatsu@chathamhouse.org.uk
a2 London School of Economics, London, UK e-mail: Mohbuba.firstname.lastname@example.org
2010 was characterised by incidents that raised age-old questions pertaining to IHL, albeit in different guises. The increase in the use of unmanned weapon systems, or drones, triggered heated debate on the interplay between jus ad bellum and jus in bello as well as between IHR and IHL. This raised a host of further questions including: under what conditions does IHL come into operation? Which normative regime—international or non-international—governs the particular armed engagement? And, what is the geographical scope of IHL?
(Online publication August 15 2011)