UN: Drone strikes a violation of Pakistani sovereignty

In news that isn’t really news, UN special rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism, Ben Emmerson, last week stated that “As a matter of international law, the U.S. drone campaign in Pakistan is … being conducted without the consent of the elected representatives of the people, or the legitimate Government of the State,” adding, “It involves the use of force on the territory of another state without its consent and is therefore a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty”.

His final report is expected in October. More here.

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