"This book is a well written, clearly structured, thoughtful and measured account of issues such as the current state of practice, judicial consideration and relevant international law. [...] Melzer's detailed examination is a large step forward in the development of a better understanding of the issues and particular pressure points that daily engage advisors, courts, international lawyers and politicians when trying to determine when the state is in the position to take lives. "
--Helen Durham, Australian Year Book of International Law, volume 27
About the Author
Nils Melzer is a Legal Adviser for the International Committee of the Red Cross.