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Foundations of the Laws of War. A Brief Perspective of the Catholic Church

Textbook 2005 105 Pages

Law - Philosophy, History and Sociology of Law

Summary

This book illustrates that the international laws of war are founded on natural law as conceived in the Catholic Church's Moral Theology. In particular, it treats of the jus ad bellum strand of the international law as contained in the United Nations Charter. This aspect of international law spells out conditions for the legality of resort to interstate armed conflict or war.
The second strand of international law, which this book addresses, is the jus in bello which deals with the right conduct and method of war. With this background, the book then explicates the nature and constituents of natural law from the standpoint of Catholic Moral Theology.
The final part of the book then makes an analysis of the two forms of international law in the light of the understanding of natural law. In this way, it demonstrates that the source of the international regulations concerning recourse to use of armed force in interstate conflicts is actually the values contained in the natural law theory as understood by the Catholic Church.

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Pages
105
Year
2005
ISBN (eBook)
9783668621954
ISBN (Book)
9783668621961
File size
808 KB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v387178
Grade
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