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Drohneneinsatz und das Recht

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Debate
German and English language

Die USA sind insbesondere seit der Präsidentschaft von Obama vermehrt dazu übergegangen, Drohnen gegen identifizierte Feinde einzusetzen. Der Entscheidung zu töten geht kein formelles Verfahren voraus, in dem rechtsstaatliche Garantien eingehalten werden. Welche Rückwirkungen auf das westlich-demokratische Rechtsstaatsverständnis ergeben sich durch diese Praxis?

Former US-Navy Fighter Pilot; Ella A. & Ernest H. Fisher Professor of Law, Pettit College of Law, Ohio Northern University, Ada
Professor of International Law and Human Rights, University of Vienna; Director, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights, Vienna; Former U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, Vienna

Michael W. LEWIS

Former US-Navy Fighter Pilot; Ella A. & Ernest H. Fisher Professor of Law, Pettit College of Law, Ohio Northern University, Ada

 Professor Lewis joined the Ohio Northern faculty in August, 2006. Lewis flew F-14's for the United States Navy in Operation Desert Shield, conducted strike planning for Desert Storm and was deployed to the Persian Gulf to enforce the no-fly zone over Iraq. He was a Topgun graduate in 1992 and was featured in a NOVA documentary on Topgun and aircraft carriers. After his naval service, Lewis graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude, was a management consultant with McKinsey and Company, and served as a litigation associate with McGuireWoods, LLP, in Norfolk, Virginia. He currently teaches Commercial Law, International Law, a Law of War Seminar and Torts. He has also taught Corporate Finance and Accounting for Lawyers.

Dr. LL.M. Manfred NOWAK

Professor of International Law and Human Rights, University of Vienna; Director, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights, Vienna; Former U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, Vienna

Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Constitutional Law, International Law and Human Rights, Law School, University of Vienna Director, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, Utrecht University Professor of Law, Austrian Academy of Public Administration, Vienna Judge, Human Rights Chamber for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo United Nation Expert on Enforced Disappearances, Geneva United Nation Special Rapporteur on Torture, Geneva
since 1973
1987-1989
1989-2001
1996-2003
1993-2006
2004-2010
 Visiting Professor at the Universities of Lund, Sweden (2002, 2003), Venice (2004), Geneva (2008, 2009), Stanford (2014)