Report on the use of armed drones for targeted killings

15 August 2020
Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions
To the HRC at its 44th session, June-July 2020


In the report, the Special Rapporteur addresses the issue of targeted killings using armed drones, particularly in light of the proliferation in the use of drones and their expanding capability over the past five years, and makes recommendations designed to regulate their use and enhance accountability. The report also analyzes the armed drone killing of Iranian General Quassem Soleimani.