Britain sets out legal basis for drone killings - Financial news Nigeria

Britain sets out legal basis for drone killings – Financial news Nigeria

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On Wednesday, 11th January 2017, Britain set out the legal basis for drone strikes against terror suspects overseas, saying new technology meant some terror attacks were developing too quickly for traditional law enforcement to react.

“We are a long way from being able to see troops massing on the horizon. Technology has made it easier for terrorists to carry out attacks. The law has to keep up with the changing times,” said Attorney General Jeremy Wright, the government’s top legal officer.

According to Wright, international law must adapt to “changing times” where social media was used to inspire and train militants within a short space of time.  He also mentioned that the government must also consider the loss or damage likely to result from failing to act.

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