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War crimes and just war / Larry May.

Publication | Digitized | Library Call Number: B105.W3 M39 2007

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    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    May, Larry.
    Published
    Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007
    Contents
    Acknowledgments
    1. Introduction : Justifying war but restricting tactics
    I. The just war tradition and war crimes
    II. Humanitarian concerns
    III. Justificatory hurdles
    IV. Classifying war crimes
    V. Summary of the arguments of the book
    pt. A. Philosophical groundings
    2. Collective responsibility and honor during war
    I. The moral equality of soldiers
    II. The honor of soldiers
    III. Collective responsibility for increased vulnerability
    IV. Harming humanity and war crimes prosecutions
    V. Protected persons during war
    3. Jus gentium and minimal natural law
    I. Grotius on the sources of jus gentium
    II. Grotian natural law theory and the rules of war
    III. Refining the principle of humanity
    IV. Connecting consensual and universal sources of the rules of war
    4. Humane treatment as the cornerstone of the rules of war
    I. The Geneva conventions and international humanitarian law
    II. The concept of humane treatment
    III. Compassion and minimal suffering
    IV. Mercy, equity, and honor
    V. Human rights and humane treatment. pt. B. Problems in identifying war crimes
    5. Killing naked soldiers : combatants and noncombatants
    I. Some notes on the metaphysics of social groups
    II. Identifying soldiers and civilians
    III. The guilty and the innocent
    IV. The case of the naked soldier
    V. Saving the principle of discrimination
    6. Shooting poisoned arrows : banned and accepted weapons
    I. An absolute ban?
    II. Gentili on the use of poisons
    III. Grotius and fairness in contests
    IV. Minimizing suffering
    V. Poisoning and necessity
    7. Torturing prisoners of war : normal and confined soldiers
    I. Grotius on slaves and prisoners of war
    II. Confinement and torture
    III. Fiduciary and stewardship obligations
    IV. The moral equality of prisoners of war
    V. Refocusing the proportionality principle. pt. C. Normative principles
    8. The principle of discrimination or distinction
    I. Focusing on status rather than behavior
    II. Humane treatment and discrimination
    III. The naked soldier returns
    IV. Objections
    V. Individualism and collectivism
    9. The principle of necessity
    I. Poisons and aerial bombardment
    II. Necessity and humane treatment
    III. Necessity in domestic and international criminal law
    IV. Formulating a test for military necessity
    V. Relating proportionality and necessity
    10. The principle of proportionality
    I. The Israeli case
    II. Humane treatment and proportionality
    III. Proportionality and weighing lives
    IV. Connecting the normative principles of jus in bello. pt. D. Prosecuting war crimes
    11. Prosecuting soldiers for war crimes
    I. The Kvocka case
    II. The mens rea of camp guards
    III. Criminal liability of soldiers
    IV. Joint criminal liability
    V. Collective liability and international crime
    12. Prosecuting military leaders for war crimes
    I. The case against General Blaskic
    II. Blaskic's appeal
    III. The mens rea of leaders
    IV. Negligence in international criminal law
    V. Benighting acts, willfulness, and pre-commitment
    13. Commanded and commanding defenses
    I. Military leaders and necessity
    II. Soldiers and duress
    III. Mitigation of punishment for war crimes
    IV. War and coercion
    V. Treating soldiers and commanders humanely
    14. Epilogue and conclusions : Should terrorists be treated humanely?
    I. The problem of terrorists
    II. Who are the terrorists?
    III. What are terrorists owed?
    IV. Honor and instilling humaneness
    V. Tu quoque
    VI. Conclusions and the Grotian Project
    Bibliography
    Index.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-333) and index.
    Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction : Justifying war but restricting tactics -- I. The just war tradition and war crimes -- II. Humanitarian concerns -- III. Justificatory hurdles -- IV. Classifying war crimes -- V. Summary of the arguments of the book -- pt. A. Philosophical groundings -- 2. Collective responsibility and honor during war -- I. The moral equality of soldiers -- II. The honor of soldiers -- III. Collective responsibility for increased vulnerability -- IV. Harming humanity and war crimes prosecutions -- V. Protected persons during war -- 3. Jus gentium and minimal natural law -- I. Grotius on the sources of jus gentium -- II. Grotian natural law theory and the rules of war -- III. Refining the principle of humanity -- IV. Connecting consensual and universal sources of the rules of war -- 4. Humane treatment as the cornerstone of the rules of war -- I. The Geneva conventions and international humanitarian law -- II. The concept of humane treatment -- III. Compassion and minimal suffering -- IV. Mercy, equity, and honor -- V. Human rights and humane treatment.
    pt. B. Problems in identifying war crimes -- 5. Killing naked soldiers : combatants and noncombatants -- I. Some notes on the metaphysics of social groups -- II. Identifying soldiers and civilians -- III. The guilty and the innocent -- IV. The case of the naked soldier -- V. Saving the principle of discrimination -- 6. Shooting poisoned arrows : banned and accepted weapons -- I. An absolute ban? -- II. Gentili on the use of poisons -- III. Grotius and fairness in contests -- IV. Minimizing suffering -- V. Poisoning and necessity -- 7. Torturing prisoners of war : normal and confined soldiers -- I. Grotius on slaves and prisoners of war -- II. Confinement and torture -- III. Fiduciary and stewardship obligations -- IV. The moral equality of prisoners of war -- V. Refocusing the proportionality principle.
    pt. C. Normative principles -- 8. The principle of discrimination or distinction -- I. Focusing on status rather than behavior -- II. Humane treatment and discrimination -- III. The naked soldier returns -- IV. Objections -- V. Individualism and collectivism -- 9. The principle of necessity -- I. Poisons and aerial bombardment -- II. Necessity and humane treatment -- III. Necessity in domestic and international criminal law -- IV. Formulating a test for military necessity -- V. Relating proportionality and necessity -- 10. The principle of proportionality -- I. The Israeli case -- II. Humane treatment and proportionality -- III. Proportionality and weighing lives -- IV. Connecting the normative principles of jus in bello.
    pt. D. Prosecuting war crimes -- 11. Prosecuting soldiers for war crimes -- I. The Kvocka case -- II. The mens rea of camp guards -- III. Criminal liability of soldiers -- IV. Joint criminal liability -- V. Collective liability and international crime -- 12. Prosecuting military leaders for war crimes -- I. The case against General Blaskic -- II. Blaskic's appeal -- III. The mens rea of leaders -- IV. Negligence in international criminal law -- V. Benighting acts, willfulness, and pre-commitment -- 13. Commanded and commanding defenses -- I. Military leaders and necessity -- II. Soldiers and duress -- III. Mitigation of punishment for war crimes -- IV. War and coercion -- V. Treating soldiers and commanders humanely -- 14. Epilogue and conclusions : Should terrorists be treated humanely? -- I. The problem of terrorists -- II. Who are the terrorists? -- III. What are terrorists owed? -- IV. Honor and instilling humaneness -- V. Tu quoque -- VI. Conclusions and the Grotian Project -- Bibliography -- Index.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    052187114X
    9780521871143
    0521691532 (pbk.)
    9780521691536 (pbk.)
    Physical Description
    xi, 343 p. ; 23 cm.

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    Subjects
    War (Philosophy)
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