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Law and Morality at War

Adil Ahmad Haque


This book integrates legal analysis and moral philosophy. It seeks to defend, interpret, implement, and reform the law of armed conflict. It argues that the law of armed conflict should provide combatants with moral guidance, helping them to conform to their moral obligations as closely as possible. It presents the law of armed conflict as prohibitive rather than permissive, conferring limited immunities rather than broad privileges, and applying alongside human rights law as well as ordinary moral norms. It defends a broad interpretation of civilian immunity while advocating restraints on the ... More

Keywords: law of war, law of armed conflict, international humanitarian law, civilian-combatant distinction, precautions, proportionality, human shields, war crimes, just war theory, military ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199687398
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687398.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adil Ahmad Haque, author
Professor of Law and Judge Jon O. Newman Scholar, Rutgers School of Law, Associate Graduate Faculty, Rutgerts University Department of Philosophy