2_21_08_notes - proportionality The principle of...

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Jus ad bellum ( Latin for "Justice to War"; see also Just War Theory ) are a set of criteria that are consulted before engaging in war , in order to determine whether entering into war is justifiable. Jus ad bellum is sometimes considered a part of the laws of war , although the term "laws of war" can also be considered to refer to jus in bello , which concerns whether a war is conducted justly (regardless of whether the initiation of hostilities was just). The Principles Of Jus In Bello The rules of just conduct fall under the two broad principles of discrimination and
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Unformatted text preview: proportionality. The principle of discrimination concerns who are legitimate targets in war, whilst the principle of proportionality concerns how much force is morally appropriate. One strong implication of being a separate topic of analysis for just war theorists, is that a nation fighting an unjust cause may still fight justly, or vice verse. A third principle can be added to the traditional two, namely the principle of responsibility, which demands an examination of where responsibility lies in war....
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