1 PhD student, Faculty of law and political sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Faculty of law and political sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


In recent decade, the U.S. government has achieved the technology of remote control automated weapons such as advanced drones which are equipped with modern intelligence facilities, smart missiles and targeted killing programs. This achievement has created new challenging issues in international community. Use of the drones in borders of several Islamic countries like Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq and especially Pakistan, has caused dissatisfaction among the people and the government of these countries. Regarding Pakistan’s, these drones have caused fatalities and injured many civilians and destroyed many buildings. These attacks are mainly illegitimate, violation of international law, the UN charter and the norms of human rights and humanitarian law. This paper discusses the various aspects of the subject, and also analyze the drone attacks. Examines the taken position by international law and Humanitarian law regarding Drones’ strikes? Answers the question whether this attacks can be the subject ICC jurisdiction in terms of aggression and violation of rules of war?


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