Title

Mary Ellen O’Connell was quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer article A conference considers the morality of drones on January 25, 2015

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

1-25-2015

Abstract

Mary Ellen O’Connell was quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer article A conference considers the morality of drones on January 25.

A Notre Dame University law professor says the legal and moral issues related to the U.S. government's use of unmanned drones to kill individuals in war zones could be more difficult than similar issues on torture.

"There is a seductive quality of killing with drones" because they are high-tech and sleek, said Mary Ellen O'Connell.

She referred to targeted deaths by drones as "extrajudicial" killings.

"International law does not support what the United States and other countries are doing with drones," she said.