25 September 2012
Just published: Living under Drones, a research report by the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic of Stanford Law School (Stanford Clinic) and the Global Justice Clinic at New York University School of Law (NYU Clinic). Based on nine months of research, it challenges the
Some key points:
- Civilians are being "terrorised" 24 hours a day by CIA drone attacks.
- The number of high-level militants killed as a percentage of total casualties is extremely low – estimated at just 2%.
- The traumatic effects of the strikes go far beyond fatalities, psychologically battering a population which lives under the daily threat of annihilation from the air, and ruining the local economy.
- The US has not explained under what law it carries out these drone attacks.
- The report calls for an reevaluation of the drone policy, given the harmful impacts to Pakistani civilians and to the US interests.
The report in the press:
BBC: Drones in Pakistan traumatise civilians, US report says
The Independent: Outrage at CIA's deadly 'double tap' drone attacks
The Guardian: Drone attacks in Pakistan are counterproductive, says report
Huffington Post: Pakistan Drone Study Finds 'Damaging And Counterproductive' Consequences From U.S. Policy
The News: Drone attacks harming US interests: American report
SPIEGEL Online: Studie von US -Juristen: Obamas Drohnenkrieg schuert Terrorgefahr
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