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Just war teorin och de nya krigen -en möjlig kombination?

Johansson, Maja (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In the political world of today the discussion of Just wars are very present, since the international law and the UN Charter provides certain rules about when it is justified to go to war (jus ad bellum) and how a justified war should be conducted (jus im bello). The discussion about jus ad bellum and jus im bello derives from the theory of Just war. Both in international law and the Just war theory, focus is on interstate wars were the actors are two sovereign states. Since the end of the Cold War there has however been a change in the way wars are conducted. From interstate to intrastate warfare, where the government in most cases no longer has the monopoly over the warfare.

According to these facts, my conclusion is that the Just war... (More)
In the political world of today the discussion of Just wars are very present, since the international law and the UN Charter provides certain rules about when it is justified to go to war (jus ad bellum) and how a justified war should be conducted (jus im bello). The discussion about jus ad bellum and jus im bello derives from the theory of Just war. Both in international law and the Just war theory, focus is on interstate wars were the actors are two sovereign states. Since the end of the Cold War there has however been a change in the way wars are conducted. From interstate to intrastate warfare, where the government in most cases no longer has the monopoly over the warfare.

According to these facts, my conclusion is that the Just war theory has to expand and incorporate a focus on the human rights in order to be able to meet the new standards of the new wars. It is not just possible for a theory with the name Just war to be able to keep its credibility if it does not have the power to include also the new wars. (Less)
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author
Johansson, Maja
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Just war, new wars, intrastate warfare, human rights, sovereignity, Peace and conflict research, polemology, Freds- och konfliktforskning
language
Swedish
id
1329754
date added to LUP
2006-04-19
date last changed
2006-04-19
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  abstract     = {In the political world of today the discussion of Just wars are very present, since the international law and the UN Charter provides certain rules about when it is justified to go to war (jus ad bellum) and how a justified war should be conducted (jus im bello). The discussion about jus ad bellum and jus im bello derives from the theory of Just war. Both in international law and the Just war theory, focus is on interstate wars were the actors are two sovereign states. Since the end of the Cold War there has however been a change in the way wars are conducted. From interstate to intrastate warfare, where the government in most cases no longer has the monopoly over the warfare.

According to these facts, my conclusion is that the Just war theory has to expand and incorporate a focus on the human rights in order to be able to meet the new standards of the new wars. It is not just possible for a theory with the name Just war to be able to keep its credibility if it does not have the power to include also the new wars.},
  author       = {Johansson, Maja},
  keyword      = {Just war,new wars,intrastate warfare,human rights,sovereignity,Peace and conflict research, polemology,Freds- och konfliktforskning},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Just war teorin och de nya krigen -en möjlig kombination?},
  year         = {2006},
}