The Deployment of U.S. Drones in Afghanistan: Deadly Sky and Unmanned Injustice

  • Sayed Qudrat Hashimy and M.S. Benjamin
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  • Sayed Qudrat Hashimy

    Research Scholar at Department of Studies in Law, University of Mysore, India

  • M.S. Benjamin

    Professor at Department of Studies in Law, University of Mysore, India

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This paper explores the complex relationship between drones, war crimes, and environmental damage in the context of the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. Drones have become an increasingly common tool in modern warfare, offering unparalleled surveillance and strike capabilities. However, their use has also raised ethical and legal questions, particularly when it comes to the potential for civilian casualties and violations of international humanitarian law. In Afghanistan, the use of drones by the United States and its allies has been linked to a number of alleged war crimes, including the killing of civilians and the destruction of civilian infrastructure. Additionally, the environmental impact of drone strikes has been largely overlooked, despite the fact that they often target remote and ecologically sensitive areas. This abstract considers the potential consequences of these actions for the people of Afghanistan and the wider world, highlighting the need for greater accountability and transparency in the use of drones in conflict.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 2942 - 2972


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