International Policy Digest interviewed Mary Ellen O'Connell in article Legality of Obama’s Drone Policy: A Conversation with Prof. Mary Ellen O’Connell on October 4

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An American professor of international law and conflict resolution believes that the civilian deaths resulting from the U.S.-authorized drone attacks against such countries as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen are illegal. According to Prof. Mary Ellen O’Connell, it’s only the United States’ veto power in the Security Council which prevents the international body from investigating this unlawful conduct.