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On the Ethics of War and Terrorism

Uwe Steinhoff

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217373
eISBN:
9780191712470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217373.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book describes and explains the basic tenets of just war theory and gives a precise, succinct, and highly critical account of its present status and of the most important and controversial ... More


Jus in Bello, Suicide Bombing, and Killing Civilians

Alia Brahimi

in Jihad and Just War in the War on Terror

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199562961
eISBN:
9780191595059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562961.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

In the 1990s, Osama bin Laden observed proudly that the Afghan jihad against the Russians was unstained by the blood of innocents. Yet, since 1993, civilians have been al‐Qaeda's chosen targets. This ... More


Asymmetrical wars

Cécile Fabre

in Cosmopolitan War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199567164
eISBN:
9780191746055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567164.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 7 focuses on the principle of non-combatant immunity, in the context of military asymmetry between belligerents. Wars are often asymmetrical both militarily and morally: that is, weaker ... More


5. Is Non‐Combatant Immunity Absolute?

David Fisher

in Morality and War: Can War Be Just in the Twenty-first Century?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599240
eISBN:
9780191725692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599240.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

The principle of non‐combatant immunity forbids deliberate attacks on civilians. Yet civilians are regularly killed in war. So are all wars unjust? Just‐war commentators have resisted this ... More


An Intervener's Conduct: Humanitarian Intervention and Jus in Bello

James Pattison

in Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility To Protect: Who Should Intervene?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199561049
eISBN:
9780191722318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561049.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter defends the moral importance of an intervener's fidelity to the principles to jus in bello (principles of just conduct in war). It begins by outlining the particular principles of ... More


Jus in Bello, Guantanamo Bay, and the War on Terror

Alia Brahimi

in Jihad and Just War in the War on Terror

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199562961
eISBN:
9780191595059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562961.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

Examining questions of jus in bello, this chapter begins by applying the principles of proportionality and discrimination to the invasion of Iraq. The analysis then focuses on the Bush ... More


Non-Combatant Liability in War*

Helen Frowe

in How We Fight: Ethics in War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199673438
eISBN:
9780191751707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673438.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The principle of non-combatant immunity (PNI) holds that it is impermissible to intentionally target non-combatants in war, even if they belong to the ‘unjust side’ of a war. This principle is ... More


Civil wars

Cécile Fabre

in Cosmopolitan War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199567164
eISBN:
9780191746055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567164.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 4 turns to instances where individuals' rights are violated by victims' own regime — in other words, to civil wars. The chapter shows that civil wars—which, incidentally, are consistently ... More


Subsistence wars

Cécile Fabre

in Cosmopolitan War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199567164
eISBN:
9780191746055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567164.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 3 claims that violations of subsistence rights (to the material resources we need to lead a minimally decent life) provide victims with a just cause for war, partly because severe mass ... More


Humanitarian intervention

Cécile Fabre

in Cosmopolitan War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199567164
eISBN:
9780191746055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567164.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 5 tackles wars of humanitarian intervention, raising a number of issues which normative accounts of self-defensive wars do not address. First, any argument in favour of the right to intervene ... More


Direct Participation in Hostilities

Emily Crawford

in Identifying the Enemy: Civilian Participation in Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199678495
eISBN:
9780191757983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678495.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Chapter 3 examines in detail the concept of direct participation in hostilities (DPH). This chapter looks at the history and development of the concept of DPH as an exception to non-combatant ... More


Political Violence and the Vulnerable

Ian Clark

in The Vulnerable in International Society

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199646081
eISBN:
9780191756146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646081.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The principal way international society has sought to influence vulnerability is by formally differentiating between various concepts of violence, as in the Geneva Conventions. Essential, hitherto, ... More


Risking and Protecting Lives: Soldiers and Opposing Civilians

Noam Zohar

in How We Fight: Ethics in War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199673438
eISBN:
9780191751707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673438.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Much recent debate about the morality of conduct in warfare has focused on the question of unintended but foreseen civilian casualties. Following Walzer’s crucial revision of the Doctrine of Double ... More


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