Chapter

The Basic Standards of Justice

Daniel Philpott

in Just and Unjust Peace

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199827565
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949779 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827565.003.0003

Series: Studies in Strategic Peacebuilding

The Basic Standards of Justice

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This chapter sets forth moral standards that are basic and foundational to the ethic, defining those political injustices with which reconciliation concerns itself as well as the essential features of justice in a restored political community. While it is an essential argument of this book that justice involves far more than human rights and the laws of war, it encompasses these standards. Because of the foundational status of these standards, a closer look at them is a good place to begin the defense of the ethic.

Keywords: human rights; international law; war crimes

Chapter.  2698 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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