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Mercy killing in battle

Journal of Military Ethics 12 (2):162 - 180 (2013)

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  1. Battlefield Euthanasia: Should Mercy-Killings Be Allowed?L. Perry David - 2014 - Parameters 44 (4).
    Analysis of ethical and legal issues in battlefield euthanasia or military mercy-killing.
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  • An Ethical and Judicial Framework for Mercy Killing on the Battlefield.Jean-François Caron - 2014 - Journal of Military Ethics 13 (3):228-239.
    As a follow-up to Stephen Deakin's analysis on the ethics of mercy killing on the battlefield in this journal, this article proposes a moral justification for this type of action, as well as a judicial framework that could clarify what qualifies as such morally permissible action. Based upon contemporary cases, it argues that the current military codes of conduct are incoherent when it comes to the punishment of soldiers who commit mercy killings, and that the military codes of justice should (...)
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