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  • Just War Theory
    • Criteria
      • Proportionality
        • The means used must be in proportion to the end that the war seeks to achieve.
      • Just Cause
        • The war must be for a just cause.
      • Competent Authority
        • The war must be lawfully declared by a lawful authority.
      • Just intentions
        • The intention behind the war must be good.
      • Reasonable chance of success
        • There must be a reasonable chance of success.
      • Last resort
        • All other ways of resolving the problem should have been tried first.
    • Jus post bellum
      • Justice after war
      • deals with the termination phase of war.
      • Idea was originally thought of by Brian Orend to reflect the need to end wars completely and fairly
    • Jus in bello
      • laws of war
      • concerns whether a war is conducted justly
        • Regardless of whether the intention was just
          • Jus ad bellum
            • right to war
            • set of criteria that are to be consulted before engaging in war
              • Criteria
                • Proportionality
                  • The means used must be in proportion to the end that the war seeks to achieve.
                • Just Cause
                  • The war must be for a just cause.
                • Competent Authority
                  • The war must be lawfully declared by a lawful authority.
                • Just intentions
                  • The intention behind the war must be good.
                • Reasonable chance of success
                  • There must be a reasonable chance of success.
                • Last resort
                  • All other ways of resolving the problem should have been tried first.
            • Determine whether entering into a war is permissable; that is, if it is a just war

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