Doctrines of Just War

Clark Ian

in Waging War

Published in print April 1988 | ISBN: 9780198273257
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191684012 | DOI:
Doctrines of Just War

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This chapter focuses on the doctrine of just war. The significance of just war doctrine is that it offers a compelling instance of intimacy of the relationship between the concept of war and its permissible means of conduct. There are two principles of the just war doctrine. The first is the ius ad bellum, which specifies the conditions under which war might justly be undertaken at all. The second principle is the ius in bello, which specifies how the war is to be justly waged when once it has been embarked upon. These principles demonstrate the dual function of just war theory both as a form of permission and a form of restraint.

Keywords: just war; war; conduct; ius ad bellum; iu in bello; permission; restraint

Chapter.  8401 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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