Very excited to see Craig Jones’s paper ‘Frames of Law’ out in Society and Space.
My research on Israeli military lawyers has finally been published over at Environment & Planning D: Society and Space. You can read the full version, entitled ‘Frames of law: operational legal advice in the Israeli military’ here. And the abstract:
In this paper I draw on interviews conducted with former Israeli military lawyers about their role in lethal targeting operations. I argue that military lawyers and the practice of operational law help to legitimize and extend violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. To make the case I focus on Israel’s ‘targeted killing policy’ (2000–present) and on the involvement of military lawyers in the planning and execution stages of targeting operations. I offer two contributions to the literature on war and law; first, I extend Derek Gregory’s analysis of the ‘kill chain’ by arguing that targeting is increasingly made possible by a ‘technolegal’ process. Second, I add nuance to Eyal Weizman’s…
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