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Just War Doctrine and the Invasion of Iraq

Enemark, Christian; Michaelsen, Christopher


In this article we adopt the framework of Just War doctrine to assess whether the 2003 invasion of Iraq was just. The six criteria against which we assess the justice of going to war are Just Cause, Right Authority, Right Intention, Reasonable Prospect of Success, Proportionate Cause and War as Last Resort. We focus upon what was known and said by the US, British and Australian governments around the time they decided to invade and consider whether there was sufficient justification and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Politics and History
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8497.2005.00393.x


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