Proportionality (in War)
Adil Ahmad Haque
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - School of Law-Newark
February 22, 2012
INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ETHICS, Wiley & Sons, 2012
Rutgers School of Law-Newark Research Paper No. 112
This entry for the International Encyclopedia of Ethics discusses the moral and legal requirement of proportionality in armed conflict. Among other things, the entry discusses the relationship between proportionality and just cause; the relative weight of the harms inflicted and the harms prevented by war and acts of war; the relevance of national partiality; and the effect of human shields and mixed battle spaces on the stringency of the proportionality requirement.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 8
Keywords: proportionality, war, armed conflict, just cause, distinction, precaution, necessity, discrimination, combatants, civilians, human shields, intermingling
Date posted: February 24, 2012 ; Last revised: August 13, 2013
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