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Drones and targeted killings: the need to uphold human rights and international law

Recommendation 2069 (2015)

Author(s):
Parliamentary Assembly
Origin
Assembly debate on 23 April 2015 (17th Sitting) (see Doc. 13731, report of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, rapporteur: Mr Arcadio Díaz Tejera). Text adopted by the Assembly on 23 April 2015 (17th Sitting).
1. The Parliamentary Assembly, referring to Resolution 2051 (2015) on drones and targeted killings: the need to uphold human rights and international law, invites the Committee of Ministers to undertake a thorough study of the lawfulness of the use of combat drones for targeted killings and, if need be, draft guidelines for member States on targeted killings, with special reference to those carried out by combat drones. These guidelines should reflect States’ obligations under international humanitarian and human rights law, in particular the standards laid down in the European Convention on Human Rights (ETS No. 5), as interpreted by the European Court of Human Rights.
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