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Innocent Civilians: The Morality of Killing in War

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Pages: 200

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002 edition (February 24, 2016)

ISBN: 1349429651

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Size: 6.3 MB

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Why is it that soldiers may be killed in war but civilians may not be killed? By tracing the evolution of the principle of non-combatant immunity in Western thought from its medieval religious origins to its modern legal status, Colm McKeogh attempts to answer this question. In doing so he highlights the unsuccessful attempts to reconcile warfare with our civilization's most fundamental principles of justice.