Leonard Cuscoleca

Leonard Cuscoleca worked in the position of a research assistant on the UN report on armed drones in the context of counter-terrorism by Ben Emmerson QC, the current United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. Subsequently he conducted his own research on armed drones. He is currently working at the Council of Europe.

Drone strikes veiled in secrecy – A call for transparency

Drone Strikes

The lack of transparency of drone programs entails multiple problems. The imperative of enhancing transparency and allowing declassification becomes evident when looking at the infamous killing of Mamana Bibi. In the alleged US drone strike on 24 October 2012 in North Waziristan, Pakistan, 68-year-old Mamana Bibi was killed, and up to nine people were injured, including 8 children. It remains unclear what ...

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