Campus News

War crimes

Diane Marie Amann, a professor in the School of Law, was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article concerning the debate about whether targeting U.S. citizens, even terrorists, is legal under the rules of war.
“Viewed through the lens of ordinary criminal justice, for the government to kill a suspect rather than put him on trial is summary execution, clearly forbidden by U.S. and international law alike,” Amann said. “Viewed through the lens of armed conflict, the result is different, however: The laws of war permit a state to kill its enemies.”