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Cover image: Ethics of Drone Strikes

As the project progresses, members of the DRONETHICS team are presenting and publishing research findings on alternative conceptualisations of drone violence, on the morality and legality of using armed drones in different ways, and on possible ways of governing drone violence justly.

Enemark, Christian. (2023). Moralities of Drone Violence. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (in production).

Clark, Lindsay C. (2022). Delivering Life, Delivering Death: Reaper Drones, Hysteria and Maternity, Security Dialogue, 53(1): 75-92.

Enemark, Christian. (2022). The Enduring Problem of 'Grey' Drone Violence, European Journal of International Security, 7(3): 304-21.

Chengeta, Thompson. (2022). Is the Convention on Conventional Weapons the appropriate framework to produce a new law on autonomous weapon systems?, in Frans Viljoen, Charles Fombad, Dire Tladi, Ann Skelton and Magnus Killander (ed.), A Life Interrupted: Essays in Honour of the Lives and Legacies of Christof Heyns. Pretoria: Pretoria University Law Press.

Enemark, Christian. (2021). Armed Drones and Ethical Policing: Risk, Perception, and the Tele-Present Officer, Criminal Justice Ethics, 40(2): 124-44.

Chengeta, Thompson (2021) Autonomous Weapon Systems and the inadequacies of existing law: The case for a new treaty. Journal of Law and Cyber Warfare.

Chengeta, Thompson (2021) Autonomous weapon systems: Examining the accountability-gap challenge from a racial justice perspective. In, Sabatini, Christopher (ed.) Geo-politics and human rights. Chatham House.

Enemark, Christian. (ed.) (2021). Ethics of Drone Strikes: Restraining Remote-Control Killing. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Chengeta, Thompson. (2021). Autonomous Armed Drones and the Challenges to Multilateral Consensus on Value-Based Regulation, in C. Enemark (ed.), Ethics of Drone Strikes: Restraining Remote-Control Killing, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Clark, Lindsay, and Christian Enemark. (2021). Drone Warriors, Revealed Humanity, and a Feminist Ethics of Care, in C. Enemark (ed.), Ethics of Drone Strikes: Restraining Remote-Control Killing, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Enemark, Christian. (2021). Drone Violence as Wild Justice: Administrative Executions on the Terror Frontier, in C. Enemark (ed.), Ethics of Drone Strikes: Restraining Remote-Control Killing. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Heyns, Christof, Dapo Akande, Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne, and Thompson Chengeta. (2020). The Right to Life and the International Law Framework Regulating the Use of Armed Drones, in Dapo Akande, Jaakko Kuosmanen, Helen McDermott, and Dominic Roser (eds.), Human Rights and 21st Century Challenges: Poverty, Conflict, and the Environment, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Chengeta, Thompson. (2020). A Critique of the Canberra Guiding Principles on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems. E-International Relations.

Chengeta, T. (2020). International Law Governance of Autonomous Weapon Systems and the Turn to Ethics. University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy.

Chengeta, Thompson. (2020). Is Existing Law Adequate to Govern Autonomous Weapon Systems? in Marelie Davel and Etienne Barnard (eds.), Proceedings of the South African Forum for Artificial Intelligence Research, Cape Town, South Africa, 4-6 December 2019: pp. 244-51.

Enemark, Christian. (2020). On the Responsible Use of Armed Drones: the Prospective Moral Responsibilities of States, The International Journal of Human Rights, 24(6): 868-888.

Chengeta, Thompson (2020) Exploring the link between data protection frameworks and development of autonomous weapon systems: The case of Africa. In, Dickinson, Laura (ed.) Big Data and Armed Conflict: Legal Issues above and Below the Armed Conflict Threshold. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Clark, Lindsay C. (2019). Gender and Drone Warfare: A Hauntological Perspective, Abingdon GB: Routledge.

Enemark, Christian. (2019). Drones, Risk, and Moral Injury, Critical Military Studies, 5(2): 150-167.

Pre-project publications:

Clark, Lindsay C. (2018). Grim Reapers: Ghostly Narratives of Masculinity and Killing in Drone Warfare. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 20(4): 602-623.

Chengeta, Thompson. (2017). Defining the Emerging Notion of "Meaningful Human Control" in Weapon Systems. NYU Journal of International Law and Politics, 32(3): 833-890.

Heyns, Christof, Dapo Akande, Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne and Thompson Chengeta. (2016). The International Law Framework Regulating the Use of Armed Drones. International & Comparative Law Quarterly, 65(4): 791-827.

Chengeta, Thompson. (2016). Are Autonomous Weapon Systems the subject of Article 36 of Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions? UC Davis Journal of International Law and Policy, 23(1): 65-99.

Chengeta, Thompson. (2016), Dignity, Ubuntu, Humanity and Autonomous Weapon Systems Debate: An African Perspective. Revista de Dereito Internacional, Brasilia, 13(2): 461-501.

Chengeta, Thompson. (2016) Accountability Gap: Autonomous Weapon Systems and Modes of Responsibility in International Law. Denver Journal of International Law, 45(1): 1-50.

Chengeta, Thompson. (2016). Measuring Autonomous Weapon Systems against International Humanitarian Law Rules. Journal of Law and Cyber Warfare, 5(1): 66-146.

Enemark, Christian. (2014). Drones, risk, and perpetual force. Ethics & International Affairs, 28(3), 365-381.

Enemark, Christian. (2014). Armed drones and the ethics of war: military virtue in a post-heroic age. Abingdon, GB: Routledge.

Enemark, Christian. (2013). Unmanned drones and the ethics of war. In F. Allhoff, N. G. Evans, & A. Henschke (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War: Just War Theory in the 21st Century (pp. 327-337). Abingdon, GB: Routledge.

Enemark, Christian. (2011). Drones over Pakistan: secrecy, ethics, and counterinsurgency. Asian Security, 7(3), 218-237.


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