Thesis: The Syrian conflict in Aleppo violates the principles of Just War Theory and The UN Declaration of Human rights because of the incredible negative impact on the Syrian civilians.
The background of the Syrian conflict begins all the way back to 2011. The conflict began because of tension between the Syrian government, especially the president Al-Assad, and rebels who wish to …show more content…
The city of Aleppo has been the major battleground in this conflict and is the city where the violations of basic rights are taking place. The reason Aleppo is the focus point is because of its massive population and was the center for industry and finances (BBC News). The Syrian Government and the FSA fought for years in Aleppo and both sides violated Just War Theory and the Declaration of Human Rights.
Just War Theory is the concept that there are rules to war. These rules are organized into different conditions that explain what can and cannot be done in combat. One component of Just War Theory includes Jus in Bello. This section of Just War Theory basically states that there are laws of war when explaining how the combatants will fight. One of the rules of war includes Discrimination. Discrimination means that the war must discriminate between civilians and people in combat. With that being said, civilians cannot be made the target in a Just War. This directly correlates with the conflict in Syria because innocent civilians are being killed from massive barrel bombs from the Assad regime. Interestingly enough, the bombs are used to target against the rebel group, FSA.