Laws of war

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  • Ju In Bello Just War Theory

    The Just Conduct in War or "Jus in Bello," is a concept of Just War Theory that aims to limit the actions of war, to provide international rules that guarantee justice and rights combatants, prisoners, civilians and their goods in conflicts. The genesis of this concept was mentioned by Francisco de Vittoria, considered the father of public international law, who postulated that the war should be strictly limited for the most disadvantaged, as Nardin (P.60) pointed out: “Vittoria insist that war to protect the innocent must be strictly limited.” But who had the courage to face the authority of the Spanish rulers was Fray Bartolome de las Casas when he defended the Indians against the Spaniards for more humane treatment by the settlers in the…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of My Lai And The Vietnam War

    how natives were perceived and acknowledged was greatly influenced by the concept of othering and exclusion. Terms such as uncivilized, barbarian and savage were used to define and characterize them because they didn’t fit the European standards and ideals. In international law, the core…

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  • Michael Walzer Moral Principles Of Equality Analysis

    720511058 Michael Walzer’s Moral Principle of Equality Traditional Just War Theory (JWT) contains at its core a principle Walzer calls the moral equality of combatants. According to this principle, combatants on various sides of a war possess the same right to kill, regardless of the justice of the cause for which they are fighting. Walzer’s argument is roughly that a modern day solider, whether for a just case or not, does not freely choose to fight. One is conscripted into service, or…

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  • Discrimination For Combatants

    Throughout centuries of wars, there has been much blood shed and territory gained. Although these were particularly gruesome times, laws and guidelines were starting to take effect in order to limit the destruction countries can inflict upon one another. Larger nations would maintain the ability to wipe out smaller nations, but the use of unethical weapons was outlawed. This was a large step in how wars were fought because it gave order to a chaotic activity. Among these rules were laws that…

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  • Analysis Of War By Norman Whitfield And Barrett Strong

    Normally I would avoid cliché terms and avoid referencing overly used pop culture references, but this one is very appropriate given the topic. “War” originally written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong was one of the first politically charged Motown songs wrote in protest of the Vietnam War. First sang by the Temptations this song became the first of many Motown songs to declare political protests on the world climate, but for my generation many recognize the song as being soulfully…

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  • Just War Theory Of American Sniper

    War and Combatants When two different parties have opposite opinions, there is always a confliction somewhere. In the case of American Sniper, there is a scene where the sniper is in position and looking out for his troops that are passing through town. The sniper is up on top of a building and he sees two civilians in his sights. One female civilian who appears to be a young adult and one male civilian who appears to be young about ten years old. The two are seen walking out of a building and…

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  • Stephen Coleman Conflict Essay

    jus in bello rely on a distinction between combatants and non-combatants. Stephen Coleman has questioned whether this distinction is relevant to conflicts in the twenty-first century. Write a paper in which you: a. Explain the distinction and the justification for it. b. Describe the features of contemporary wars that make the distinction harder to describe or harder to apply d. Explain whether you think the distinction should be accepted as traditionally defined, accepted but…

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  • Just War Theory

    The “Just War Theory” (JWT) is a body of thought that has been constructed over many centuries. The theory is widely contested and has many critics. JWT discusses certain situations and instances in which the use of physical force is “justified” to accomplish desired outcomes. I consider this physical force or aggressive action an act of “war.” In my work, I will discuss how the environment is incorporated into this, and if it plays a factor in justifying “aggressive acts.” I will also take…

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  • The Ethical Use Of Drones

    But the implications arise from the different ways in which people can be killed in war. Another worry people have of drone strikes are tolls on their operators, that a soldier could end up with a video game mentality piloting a drone. According to Christof Heyns a professor of Human Rights Law, “ those operating drones are many thousands of miles away from the battlefield, outside of harm’s way, and so they are removed from the realities of violence and war on the ground… In addition, they view…

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  • Cia's Argument Against The Fairness Of Drones In Pakistan

    Most of civilians may be unaware of being watched if there is one drone flying around the area and still the information about them is being gathered without their knowledge and consent. The CIA’s argument is that they have to gather information to correctly identify the suspect and based on this information decide whether to strike or not. How the information gathering works puts a shadow on it because when there are innocent civilians dead, including children, because of the information…

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