military necessity


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military necessity

The principle whereby a belligerent has the right to apply any measures which are required to bring about the successful conclusion of a military operation and which are not forbidden by the laws of war.
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It was the right move -- and the natural one; military necessity, in the changed condition of things.
Investigations conducted by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) emphasize that the shelling violates the principle of distinction and military necessity, and use of force was unjustifiable, socially that the two killed children and the other wounded were only unarmed civilians who did not carry out any act that would endanger the life of Israeli soldiers.
And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind and the gracious favor of Almighty God.
But this is not absolute and has certain limits, including the fundamental IHL principles of military necessity and humanity as applicable under the circumstances, as pointed out in guidance materials of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
1) For those acting under military necessity, the LOAC demands much from those who must use force against a military objective in an urban environment.
These courageous individuals possess exceptional skills that are critical to protecting our national securityshielding them from deportation is both a moral obligation and strategic military necessity.
Analysis of satellite images suggests property destruction targeted Arab residents long after any military necessity for such actions had ended.
But in the absence of an international order, and with allowance for the claims of a nation's allies and for military necessity, the national interest remained the only sure ground for the conduct of foreign policy.
The Meeting of Experts chaired by Ambassador Michael Biontino of Germany for the second consecutive year, building on the two previous Expert Meetings held in 2014 and 2015 respectively, will be deliberating on different aspects of LAWS, including mapping autonomy, a working definition on LAWS, challenges in complying with International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights and Ethical issues, as well as the Security aspects including regional and global stability and the risk of proliferation and military necessity of LAWS.
Among their topics are applying traditional tort theory to embodied machine intelligence, lawyers and engineers should speak the same robot language, applying a sufficiently and selectively open license to limit liability and ethical concerns associated with open robotics, examining the constitutionality of robot-enhance interrogation, and how killer robots become a force multiplier of military necessity.
He concludes that the emergent early modern Danish state was moving toward monopolizing violence while also rationalizing its use of violence against civilians through claims of military necessity.

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