Frames of law – Israeli resaerch

Very excited to see Craig Jones’s paper ‘Frames of Law’ out in Society and Space.

War Law 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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