Mary Ellen O'Connell

Pro-democracy protests began against the dictatorial regime of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi in mid-February. Within days, Qaddafi resorted to force, killing dozens. Within a week, regime opponents had opted for armed conflict. The rebels gained control of Benghazi and other towns, but as Qaddafi looked set to defeat them, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1973, authorizing a no-fly zone and “all necessary means” to protect civilians.

Mary Ellen O'Connell
U.S. combat drones operate outside international law.
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Our obligation to prosecute human rights violations