2 Just War Tradition Jus Ad Bellem Jus In Bello Jus Post Bellum (before the war)Jus In Bello(during the war)Jus Post Bellum(after the war)
3 Just War Tradition Jewish contributions Two types of legitimate warfareObligatory war (Milchemet Mitzvah)God commanded wars of the IsraelitesDefensive wars of any eraVoluntary war (Milchemet rashut)territorial expansion
4 Contributions of Plato, Aristotle and Cicero Just War TraditionContributions of Plato, Aristotle and CiceroMoral ideas discussed in Plato’s Republic“Just War” (Bellum Justum) - Aristotle in Politics.Cicero (1st century BCE) “those ware which are unjust are undertaken without provocation, for only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just.”
5 Just War Tradition Christian Teachings 1st century CE – non-violence St. Ambrose (parallels Cicero) – lacks systematic argument based on scripture.St. Augustine – War is a consequence of sin, but could also be a remedy.
6 Just War Tradition St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo Ordained a priest at age 37Ordained a Bishop after 5 yearsAuthor of “Confessions” and “The City of God”Established Just War Theory in the letter “The Correction of the Donatists”
7 Just War Tradition Just Cause Comparative Justice Right Intention Competent AuthorityPublic DeclarationLast ResortReasonable Probability of SuccessProportionalityPeace as the Ultimate Objective of War
8 Just Cause Cicero Ambrose Augustine To defend the state from barbarian invasionTo defend the safety or honor of the stateTo gain revenge for wrongsTo defend the safety or honor of one’s alliesTo wage war at the behest of the gods as directed by the priests of the collegium fetialiumTo protect those who are unable to protect themselvesTo obey a divine command to go to war (which, in practice, issues from the head of state acting as God’s lieutenant on earth)To defend the state from external invasionTo defend the safety or honor of the state, with the realization that their simultaneous defense might be impossibleTo avenge injuries; to punish a nation for failure to take corrective action for wrongs (legal or moral) committed by its citizensTo come to defense of one’s alliesTo obey a divine command to go to war (which in practice, issues from the political head of state acting as God’s lieutenant on earth)To gain the return of something that was wrongfully taken
9 Comparative Justice Cicero Ambrose Augustine Wars fought for “glory” are less just than those fought for defensive reasonsThe nation which claims to have just cause to wage war must have a cause which is at least more just that the other nation’s cause
10 Right Intention Cicero Ambrose Augustine War must not be fought merely for territorial expansion or as the result of a lust for power or bloodshedWar must not be fought for territorial expansionThose who wage war must not delight in the wickedness of potential adversariesThose who wage war must view war as a stern necessityThose who wage war must never act in a way that will provoke war
11 Competent Authority Cicero Ambrose Augustine The Roman Senate has authority to declare ware on behalf of the Roman people after having obtained the assent of the gods via the fetial priests.In Old Testament times, God directed wars to be foughtThe decision to wage war is an affair of state, not the church.The sovereign ruler of the state has authority to wage war.Those subject to the authority of the sovereign are duty-bound to fight in the sovereign’s wars (perhaps even in those which are unjust).God can, with perfect justice direct wars to be fought.
12 Public Declaration Cicero Ambrose Augustine War must be preceded by: 1. A public declaration or2. an ultimatum demanding redress of grievances.
13 Last Resort Cicero Ambrose Augustine By definition, a public declaration of war or the issuance of an ultimatum constitutes the last resort for peaceful resolution short of war.Disputes should be resolved by means short of war whenever possible.Disputes should be resolved by the means short of war whenever possible
14 Reasonable Probability of Success CiceroAmbroseAugustineA war justly entered into still can be held to have been just even if it is lost.
15 Proportionality Cicero Ambrose Augustine War must be fought in light of the object of the restoration of peace; and the restoration of peace will mark the attainment of a greater good than would result from the continued absence of peace.
16 Peace as the Ultimate Object of War CiceroAmbroseAugustinePeace without juile is a desirable result of war.Peace should be reestablished at the war’s conclusion.Peace is the proper object of all wars.
17 Just War Tradition Just Cause Comparative Justice Right Intention Competent AuthorityPublic DeclarationLast ResortReasonable Probability of SuccessProportionalityPeace as the Ultimate Objective of War
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