LEGALITY OF SOLEIMANI'S KILLING BY THE US, JANUARY 2020 [SUGGESTED READINGS]

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  1. The Killing of Soleimani and International Law

By Mary Ellen O’Connell, Professor of Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and is Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution—Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame

2. The Soleimani Strike and Self-Defence Against an Imminent Armed Attack

By Marko Milanovic, Professor of Public International Law at the University of Nottingham School of Law

3. Iran Unlawfully Retaliates Against the United States, Violating Iraqi Sovereignty in the Process

By Marko Milanovic, Professor of Public International Law at the University of Nottingham School of Law

4. The Targeted Killing of General Soleimani: Its Lawfulness and Why It Matters

By Agnes Callamard, UN Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial Executions

5. The Soleimani Strike: One Person Decides

By Jack Goldsmith, Professor at Harvard Law School

https://www.lawfareblog.com/soleimani-strike-one-person-decides

6. Did the President Have the Domestic Legal Authority to Kill Qassem Soleimani?

By Scott R. Anderson, David M. Rubenstein fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and former legal advisor for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq

https://www.lawfareblog.com/did-president-have-domestic-legal-authority-kill-qassem-soleimani

7. Lawful Self-Defense vs. Revenge Strikes: Scrutinizing Iran and U.S. Uses of Force under International Law

By Geoffrey S. Corn and Rachel VanLandingham, Lt Col, USAF (Ret.)

8.New York Times: As Tensions With Iran Escalated, Trump Opted for Most Extreme Measure

9. ASSOCIATED PRESS: Was the drone attack on Iranian general an assassination?

https://apnews.com/1f914021bc802931059746a5ce8a192e

10. NPR: Was It Legal For The U.S. To Kill A Top Iranian Military Leader?

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/04/793412105/was-it-legal-for-the-u-s-to-kill-a-top-iranian-military-leader

11. Statement by the Department of Defense

https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2049534/statement-by-the-department-of-defense/

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