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UN Legal Advisor Shamsi: Drone Attacks Harm US Policy in Pakistan

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/03/25/Afghanistan_Pakistan_and_the_Modern_Challenges_to_Use_of_Force_Law Hina Shamsi, a senior UN advisor on extrajudicial executions, discusses the escalation of U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan from 2008 to present day. She also addresses the disputed number of civilian casualties from the attacks. "It's indisputable that these causalities have deeply negative consequences for U.S. policy in Pakistan," she says. ----- This panel will explore the deep and persistent challenges facing NATO and American forces operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan, generating insights into the capacity of international humanitarian law to limit suffering in counterinsurgency warfare and the extent to which forces are, in fact, meeting their obligations under the law. Moderator: Mary Ellen O'Connell, University of Notre Dame Law School Panelists: Paul Pillar, Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University John Radsan, William Mitchell College of Law Hina Shamsi, New York University School of Law Ganesh Sitaraman, Harvard Law School Ms. Hina Shamsi is Senior Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions at NYU School of Law. Previously, Ms. Shamsi was a Staff Attorney with the National Security Project, American Civil Liberties Union National Office.
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