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Framing the Issues in Moral Terms III: Rights and Right Conduct
The Ashgate Research Companion to Military Ethics (2015)
  • Robert E. Williams, Jr., Pepperdine University
Abstract

The development of a global human rights culture has had a profound effect on the way discussions of military ethics are framed. This is most apparent in the development of the “responsibility to protect” norm amid a broader debate concerning military intervention to stop serious human rights abuses. With policymakers and international lawyers, many just war theorists have adopted an understanding of military ethics centered on human rights. This essay describes the development of the rights-based perspective on the use of force and its impact on key questions regarding the resort to war and just conduct in war.

Keywords
  • just war theory,
  • human rights,
  • military ethics
Publication Date
2015
Editor
James Turner Johnson and Eric D. Patterson
Publisher
Ashgate Publishing Company
Citation Information
Robert E. Williams. "Framing the Issues in Moral Terms III: Rights and Right Conduct" Burlington, VTThe Ashgate Research Companion to Military Ethics (2015)
Available at: http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/robertewilliamsjr/14/