Title

Just War Tradition Needs Adjusting Just Now

Document Type

Event

Publication Date

3-23-2003

Abstract

Delivering the 2003 Mary, Mirror of Justice Lecture in Slowinski Courtroom on March 24th, Professor Noone said the just war tradition is improperly understood by most of those who cite it as a moral guide to the current conflict in Iraq. Articulated by St. Augustine in the fifth century, the just war criteria were never intended to be a checklist for heads of state considering invasion.

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