IRRC No. 859

The meaning of Moscow: "Non-lethal" weapons and international law in the early 21st century

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This article analyses the relationship between "non-lethal" weapons and international law in the early 21st century by focusing on the most seminal incident to date in the short history of the "non-lethal" weapons debate, the use of an incapacitating chemical to end a terrorist attack on a Moscow theatre in October 2002.

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