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Introduction to the Morality of Defensive War

Fabre, Cecile; Lazar, Seth


Conventional just war theory�grounded in the founders of public international law and most prominently defended in the modern era by Michael Walzer�has three central tenets. First, unprovoked military aggression against a political community justifies the recourse to lethal force. Second, combatants on either side of a conflict are under an equally strict duty not to intentionally kill noncombatants. And third, combatants are equally liable to be killed, regardless of whether their side went to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Morality of Defensive War
DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682836.003.0001


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