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April 2008: Conscience and Public Service

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0036
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Discusses a number of decisions in which public officials have sought exemption from carrying out their duties because to do so would give recognition to same-sex couples and so would be contrary to ... More


The Concept of Proportionality: Old Questions and New Ambiguities

Kateri Carmola

in Just War Theory: A Reappraisal

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620746
eISBN:
9780748672042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620746.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Jus in bello has traditionally insisted upon proportionality in the use of force and it is a longstanding criticism of the theory that this stipulation is both difficult to quantify in theory and ... More


The Ethics of War: Essays

Saba Bazargan and Samuel C. Rickless (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199376148
eISBN:
9780199376162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376148.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Some of the most basic assumptions of Just War theory have been dismantled in a barrage of criticism and analysis in the first dozen years of the twenty-first century. The Ethics of War continues and ... More


The Second Skeptic: Adam Smith and the Visualization of Sympathy

Sonali Chakravarti

in Sing the Rage: Listening to Anger after Mass Violence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226119984
eISBN:
9780226120041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226120041.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In his Theory of Moral Sentiments Adam Smith argues that while sympathy does not negate pain, it is the most comforting response citizens can receive from others, even when they express anger and ... More


Conventional crime methods

Joe McGrath

in Corporate and white-collar crime in Ireland: A new architecture of regulatory enforcement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090660
eISBN:
9781781708378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090660.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The third chapter explores how the social and political inertia documented in Chapter 2 impacted on policy choices in addressing corporate crime. It is shown that addressing corporate wrongdoing by a ... More


October 2001: Suing Local Authorities for Child Protection Failures

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Discusses TP v United Kingdom [2001] 34 EHRR 42 where the complainants sought to extent the Osman ruling (but failed) and Z v United Kingdom [2001]34 EHRR 97 where the European Court of Human Rights ... More


Liability, Proportionality, and the Number of Aggressors

Jeff McMahan

in The Ethics of War: Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199376148
eISBN:
9780199376162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376148.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Traditionalist Just War theorists and those revisionists (who are not contingent pacifists) agree that most unjust combatants are liable to be killed during war. It seems, moreover, that all those ... More


Human Rights, Proportionality, and the Lives of Soldiers

Larry May

in The Ethics of War: Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199376148
eISBN:
9780199376162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376148.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Larry May offers a thought experiment, grounded in the most recent legal and moral literature, that asks what proportionality and necessity assessments in war or armed conflict would look like if we ... More


Killing with Discrimination

Adil Ahmad Haque

in The Ethics of War: Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199376148
eISBN:
9780199376162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376148.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This essay explores two possible moral justifications for the legal prohibition on the use of indiscriminate weapons. The prohibition could be justified instrumentally, as an indirect strategy of ... More


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